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An educational package consisting of 3 videos relating to diagnosis and management of Infants with Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE).


The Scottish Cooling Group has developed guidelines, the Scottish Neuroprotection Care Pathway (NCP), for Infants with Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE). These guidelines advise that all delivery units should be able to select eligible babies and commence therapeutic hypothermia within 6 hours to minimise brain injury.

This educational resource package has been developed to assist with training and educating clinical staff within delivery units to be able to make clinical decisions in accordance with Neuroprotection Care Pathway for Infants with HIE. The aim is for the infants to be identified for cooling treatment appropriately ,within the specified time period and for parents and families to experience excellent communication from members of the team caring for the infant.

Learning Resources

Resource 1 -Video - Neurological examination of a baby with suspected  Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy (HIE) – an essential guide to selecting babies for therapeutic hypothermia

Resource 2 – Video -  Supporting Communications Skills – Diagnosis and Treatment – a short video to assist you in thinking about how and what you might say during those early conversations.

Resource 3 – Supporting Communications Skills  - Prognosis and Ongoing Management – meeting with parents to discuss prognosis is a key moment in their neonatal journey. It is important to approach this meeting with preparation, information and support.