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On-demand Program: “Redesigning Postdischarge Nutrition in the NICU”

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences & Mead Johnson* present an on-demand program…“Redesigning Postdischarge Nutrition in the NICU”

Preterm birth affects 1 of every 10 infants in the United States. Improper nutrition in the NICU can result in impaired neurodevelopment, delayed cognitive development, retarded growth, and an increased risk for type 1 diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life. It is essential that the intake of protein, macronutrients, and micronutrients be provided at the right nutritional levels during their first hours, days, and weeks of life while in the NICU, followed by an individual feeding strategy at discharge. Presenters will provide detailed information to underscore the significance of proper nutritional intake in the NICU. They review the latest nutrient intake recommendations, and define optimal growth as an infant transitions from parenteral to enteral nutrition during the course of acute, convalescent, and discharge phases, with specific feeding strategies during each. Individualized formula fortification strategies are also discussed to help parents and providers follow prescribed feeding plans to optimize long-term outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Link nutrient intake recommendations for growing preterm infants with expected growth
  • Describe the latest evidence supporting preterm infant convalescent and discharge nutrition
  • Review novel approaches to convalescent and discharge feeds when a preterm infant is designated as at risk for growth failure or micronutrient deficiencies
  • Customize nutritional interventions to help close the growth failure gap in the NICU and at discharge

Presenters: Tara K. Bastek, M.D., MPH  |  Neonatologist Chair, Ethics Committee  |  WakeMed Health and Hospitals  |  Raleigh, North Carolina &

Ian J. Griffin, M.D.  |  Director, Clinical and Translational Research  |  Mid-Atlantic Neonatal Associates  |  Biomedical Research Institute of New Jersey  |  Morristown, New Jersey

Target audience: This activity was developed for pediatric physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and other healthcare providers who have an interest in newborns, infants and toddlers.

Continuing Education: Available for Physicians, Nurses, Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Dietetic Technicians, registered (DTRs)

  • The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    A maximum of 1.00 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
  • Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.00 contact hour. To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.
  • Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.00 hour continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material.
  • Provider Number AC857; Activity Number 159590.

This on-demand program is available through Closes: Nov. 19, 2022

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.

Questions should be addressed to the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at: cme@annenberg.net

* NOTE: This is a supplier and industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.