Sheila Gephart, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona College of Nursing

http://www.nursing.arizona.edu/sheila-m-gephart

Research Interests

Early recognition, use of early warning systems (e.g. GutCheckNEC), prevention bundles, use of clinical decision support technology

Current Projects

I am funded by AHRQ and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to implement technology through clinical decision support systems for NEC prevention and early recognition.

Recent Publications

Gephart, S. M., & Weller, M. (2014). Colostrum as oral immune therapy to promote neonatal health. Advances in Neonatal Care (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), 14(1), 44-51. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000052

Gephart, S. M., Spitzer, A. R., Effken, J. A., Dodd, E., Halpern, M., & McGrath, J. M. (2014). Discrimination of GutCheckNEC: a clinical risk index for necrotizing enterocolitis. Journal of Perinatology, 34(6), 468-475. doi:10.1038/jp.2014.37

Gephart, S. M., Wetzel, C., & Krisman, B. (2014). Prevention and Early Recognition of Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Tale of 2 Tools-eNEC and GutCheckNEC. Advances in Neonatal Care (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), 14(3), 201-210. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000063

Gephart, S. M., Poole, S. N., & Crain, D. R. (2014). Qualitative Description of Neonatal Expert Perspectives about Necrotizing Enterocolitis Risk. Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews, 14(3), 124-130. doi:10.1053/j.nainr.2014.06.004

Gephart, S. M., Martin, L. B., Kijewski, A., & Johnson, S. R. (2015). A Case Study of Late-Onset Necrotizing Enterocolitis from Early Birth to Recovery. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 29(4), 345-355. doi:10.1097/JPN.0000000000000137

Gephart, S. M., Fleiner M, & Kijewski, A. (In press). The ConNECtion between Clinical Signs and Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Infants 501-1500 grams. Advances in Neonatal Care.

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