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Year of Publication


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Committee Chair

Dr. Leslie K. Scott

Clinical Mentor

Jane Anne Smith

Committee Member

Dr. Mollie E. Aleshire


The purpose of this capstone is to investigate the potential for hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) risk reduction in children through the evaluation of current evidence as well as pediatric primary care providers' knowledge and experience with children at risk for HUS. The goals of this capstone are to 1) evaluate the current literature to determine best practice for prevention of HUS, 2) assess primary care provider knowledge of HUS and experience with children with acute watery, and 3) develop a guideline for the initial management and referral of these children at risk for HUS.