Abstract

The purpose of this review of literature is to understand the current state of the science and to make recommendations for practice and research in regards to the gastrointestinal condition affecting premature infants, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Emphasis is placed on reviewing the literature to identify prevention strategies nurses can use to reduce the incidence, morbidity and mortality of NEC. The introduction will focus on discussing the problem of NEC including its risk factors, pathophysiology, and disease presentation. The findings sections will focus on the most promising and researched areas of intervention. The discussion section will focus on how this knowledge can be translated into practice and what nurses can do about it. The research will be conducted through nursing databases with conceptual primary sources that will further expand upon the selected studies on this topic.

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Thesis Completion

2015

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Heglund, Stephen D.

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

College

College of Nursing

Department

Nursing

Degree Program

Nursing

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing; Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic; Nec; Necrotizing enterocolitis; Nicu; Nursing; Preterm

Location

UCF Cocoa

Format

PDF

Identifier

CFH0004854

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

Included in

Nursing Commons

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