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NEC

Wocn program

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what are risk factors for NEC preemie, formula fed, hypoxia
what are symptoms of NEC and when do they occur abdominal distension, abdominal erythema, vomiting, bloody stools, high residual, temperature instability, apnea, irritability, lethargy Occur 3 days to 2-3 weeks after birth
what are key factors in treating NEC early recognition and prompt treatment Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, metabolic acidosis X-ray monitoring (q6hrs) for perforation, gas in portal vein, abdomen, or intestinal wall
explain medical management nasogastric decompression, bowel rest, IV alimentation, antibiotics, transfusion
what is goal of surgery preservation of bowel length, indicated if there is signs of peritonitis, perforation, infarction or clinically declining despite aggressive treatment
what are possible complications bowel strictures, malabsorption, short bowel syndrome, cholestatic liver disease, neurodevelopmental disorder
Created by: Beth Perry