Volume 9/Issue 1, January 2013
The development and implementation of a care bundle aimed at reducing the incidence of NEC
Lynne Radbone, Jennifer Birch, Michele Upton
A care bundle to reduce the incidence of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) was designed and implemented across the 17 neonatal units in the East of England Perinatal Network with the ultimate aim of reducing the incidence of NEC. The project called for significant changes in practice across a wide geographical area and involved neonatal, midwifery and allied healthcare professionals. This article describes the care bundle development process and implementation strategies required to bring about the changes involved. Data collection is continuing to determine whether implementation has been successful in reducing the incidence of NEC.
Radbone L., Birch J., Upton M. The development and implementation of a care bundle aimed at reducing the incidence of NEC. Infant 2013; 9(1): 14-19.