ASSESSING AND ADDRESSING INFANT MALNUTRITION

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Continuing Education Units: 0.50 /AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s) per podcast
Audience: Pediatricians, primary care providers, and neonatal clinic.
Release Date: October 28, 2016 Expiration Date: October 28, 2017

Program Goal:
This 2-­part, on-demand CME/CE podcast series will improve the ability of learners to identify and treat nutritional deficiencies in infants and adults at increased risk. A key focus of the activities will be on the provision of effective nutritional interventions during and after the transition from hospital to home. In addition, the expert faculty will feature evidence-­based counseling and education strategies to better engage patients and their caregivers in the treatment plan.

Faculty:

Benny Kerzner, MD,
Pediatric Gastroenterologist Children's National Medical Center
George Washington University Hospital Washington, DC

William F. Malcolm, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Intermediate-Level Nurseries
Director, Special Infant Care High-­Risk Follow-­up Program
Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Jae H. Kim, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director, Neonatal-­Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
Nutrition Director, SPIN Program Divisions of Neonatology & Pediatric Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition UC San Diego / Rady Children's Hospital San Diego San Diego, CA

Robert Murray, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Columbus Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University School of Medicine Columbus, OH

Learning Objectives:

Podcast 1: Pediatric Nutrition and Failure To Thrive: Updated Guidance
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Define infant “failure to thrive” and the impact of the condition on various health domains
  • Identify infants who exhibit nutrition-related growth delay

Podcast 2: Cases-­In-­Point: Improving Outcomes in the Undernourished Infant
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize both the common and less common signs of infant malnutrition
  • Implement individualized strategies to address nutrition-­related growth delay in infants and young children