Necrotising Enterocolitis in Infants on NICU JCG0038 v3.1
This guideline has been developed to aid medical and nursing staff to recognize and diagnose NEC at an early stage and take appropriate action to limit the progress of the illness and complications. The decisions regarding feeding and other aspects of prevention and treatment will be based on available evidence and/or best practice. The guidelines are based on a review of medical literature to March 2012.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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