AACN awards $50.
Her current research focuses on nursing treatment of premature infants with significant illnesses. For this study, Carter and her study group will monitor intra-abdominal pressure in very low birth weight preterm infants with the aim of determining early symptoms of feeding intolerance. The findings could help healthcare companies better alter feeding volumes, resulting in faster postnatal growth, thereby reducing the distance of medical center stay and medical center costs. Carter teaches pediatrics in the accelerated BSN system and procedures in the Duke University INFIRMARY Intensive Care Nursery, where she has 12 years of clinical experience. (more…)