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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC: Pathophysiology, Current Treatment, and Prevention

by Bobby Bellflower, DNSc, NNP-BC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
  • Origin: Neonatal 2017

Although survival rates and morbidity of premature and ill newborns have improved over the past decades, Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) remains a significant problem for premature babies. NEC is a disease process that continues to contribute to mortality and morbidly in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Recent studies indicate there are ways to diminish the incidence of NEC and research is actively looking for ways to prevent NEC. The presentation will discuss presumed causes and pathophysiology of NEC, current treatment guidelines including drug treatment, and will look at ongoing research to prevent NEC.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe pathophysiology of NEC
Objective 2: Identify treatment option
Objective 3: Discuss possible prevention techniques

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks