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Preventing Necrotizing Enterocolitis With Standardized Feeding Protocols: Not Only Possible, But Imperative

Gephart, Sheila M. PhD, RN; Hanson, Corrine K. PhD, RD

Section Editor(s): McGrath, Jacqueline

doi: 10.1097/ANC.0b013e31827ece0a
Evidence-Based Practice Briefs

College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson (Dr Gephart); and Division of Medical Nutrition Education, School of Allied Health Professionals, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha (Dr Hanson).

Correspondence: Sheila M. Gephart, PhD, RN, the University of Arizona College of Nursing, PO Box 210203, Tucson, AZ 85721 (

Dr Gephart reviewed the literature, conceptualized, and wrote the manuscript. Dr Hanson assisted in the writing of the manuscript, especially the management of feeding intolerance algorithm.

The authors wish to thank Joan Smith, RN, NNP-BC, who generously offered her expertise regarding the SFP used in her unit. The authors also thank Ms Ahlem Saleh, research librarian, at the Arizona Health Sciences Library, for assisting in the literature search.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

© 2013 National Association of Neonatal Nurses