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“Early TPN: Avoid Extrauterine Growth Restriction” – CE expires 3/20/18

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences with an education grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition present… “Early TPN: Avoid Extrauterine Growth Restriction”

Presenter will highlight the nutritional emergency presented by preterm, extremely low-birth-weight infants and how nonstandardized feeding protocols can create malnutrition in these neonates. He will offer a comprehensive approach focusing on early and aggressive total parenteral nutrition (TPN) to avoid extrauterine growth restriction and improve other outcomes. (From the Miami Neonatology 2013: Annual International Conference.)

Learning Objectives  |  At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Understand the role of early total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in premature infants with extremely low birth weight
  • Improve outcomes of premature infants with extremely low birth weight

Presenter:  Richard J. Schanler, M.D., director, Neonatal Services, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York and Northwell Health, and professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Target Audience: This activity was developed for pediatricians, neonatologists and other pediatric subspecialties, researchers and other healthcare providers involved in childhood health.


Continuing Education Information: This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hour for physicians, nurses and dietitians. Additional Accreditation and Certification information found here.

The estimated time to complete the activity is 1.0 hour. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

This activity was reviewed on March 21, 2016 and is eligible for credit through 3/20/18.


Courses on Infant and Pediatric Health are offered through The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences. The site is sponsored by an educational grant by Mead Johnson Nutrition.