Phoenix Children’s Hospital celebrated the opening of one of two neuro-NICUs in the country with a Cool-Cap reunion Nov. 14 on the hospitals playground.
More than 30 families of babies who have benefited from use of the Cool-Cap since the hospital started using the technology met at the hospital to receive graduate awards and eat ice cream and cake.View the photo gallery at www.Nurse.com/gallery/CoolCap.
The cool-cap is a hypothermia therapy used to treat hypoxic ischemic encephaloptahy when newborns suffer from a lack of oxygen before or during birth. The procedure is a crucial part of the neuro-NICU.
The procedure uses a helmet-like shell to cool the infants brain while the rest of the body remains 3 degrees below normal body temperature. Macie Chloe Reynolds, the first newborn at PCH to be treated with the cool-cap machine, attended the reunion with her parents and celebrated with PCH staff.
View the photo gallery at www.Nurse.com/gallery/CoolCap.