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Cooling calculator for newborns affected by hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is pleased to offer the Neonatal Encephalopathy Cooling Guidelines (NECG) toolto help identify patients at risk for neonatal encephalopathy. It incorporates the numerous criteria that must be met in order for a patient to meet current guidelines for therapeutic hypothermia treatment. The calculator is offered free of charge to our colleagues worldwide.

 The NECG tool is meant only to apply the guidelines related to therapeutic hypothermia treatment, and is not a substitute for your best clinical judgement.

Please note: The calculator works best using either the Chrome or Firefox browser.


When assessing infants with possible neonatal encephalopathy, time is critical. Neonatal intensive care doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are available 24 hours a day to provide medical consultations. Please contact us through the CHW Transport Line for further assistance.

Children's Transport serves Wisconsin, northern Illinois and the upper peninsula of Michigan. The team also travels across the U.S. bringing patients to Children's Hospital.

Physician referrals

Call (800) 266-0366 to speak to any specialty care physician upon request. Pediatric specialists are available for online consultation or assistance in the transfer process.

If a referring physician only needs to talk to a pediatric specialist, that can be done while the physician waits on the line. If a decision is made to transport a child, call center staff will mobilize the Transport Team.

Request a transport

To request a transport, referring physicians should:

  • Call (800) 266-0366 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Call center staff will obtain pertinent clinical information including patient's history, labs and radiological findings on a recorded line.
  • Call center staff will discuss the case with the medical control physician who is a pediatric intensivist or neonatologist and discuss medical management to choose the mode of transport.
  • Patient will be transported by ambulance, helicopter or fixed-wing airplane. Mode of transportation is determined by patients' acuity, distance from the hospital and weather. Safety always is our first priority.
  • On request, medical control physician will assist referring physician manage the patient's care from the time of referral until the transport team arrives.
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Contact Us

Physician Call Center:
(consults / referrals /transports) 
(414) 266-2460
toll-free (800) 266-0366 

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Milwaukee: 
(414) 266-8508

 

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