This BAPM Framework for Practice provides guidance on therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy. The framework covers case selection, parent / carer communication, recommendations for infants who fall outside of current criteria, investigations, network and transport implications, nursing care, prognostication, reorientation of care, follow-up, governance and future research.


1. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
2. General care
3. Neurological examination


This document is open for consultation until the 22 August 2020. To respond to the consultation please complete the response form and return it to the BAPM office before the deadline. After the deadline all feedback will be reviewed and a final version published on the BAPM website. Please note that any feedback responses will be published alongside the final document.

Deadline: 22 August 2020

BAPM Frameworks for Practice

A BAPM Framework for Practice is a practical guidance document for an aspect of neonatal practice. It will be evidence based wherever possible but if evidence is not available then recommendations may be based on a professional consensus view. A framework for practice is intended as an overarching document that can be used by local units and/or networks to produce their own guidelines. 

Categories: BAPM Frameworks for Practice
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