Sheila Gephart, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona College of Nursing

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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