Neonatal Fundamentals: Infant Nutrition Assessment

Program Date: 4 August 2022
Publication Date: 4 August 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this updated course, Michelle Johnson, RDN, LD will define gestational age and birth weight categories; review the five essential components of infant nutrition assessment; and discuss indicators for preterm and neonatal malnutrition.

Course Objectives:

• Define gestational age and birth weight categories. 
• Review the five essential components of infant nutrition assessment. 
• Discuss indicators for preterm and neonatal malnutrition.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 10.2.1, 10.2.6
  • Run Time: 42

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Michelle Johnson, RDN, LD

Neonatal/Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Specialist 
Abbott Nutrition 
Columbus, OH, USA

Michelle Johnson is a Registered Dietitian and Research Scientist in Pediatric Scientific and Medical Affairs at Abbott, where she provides global clinical and scientific leadership for infant feedings. Her areas of expertise include preterm infant, neonatal and pediatric clinical nutrition. Michelle is an editor for the Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition, 3rd edition, author for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the topic of neonatal nutrition, and as well, she’s authored several other papers on neonatal and preterm infant nutrition. 

Prior to joining Abbott in 2014, Michelle was a neonatal and pediatric clinical dietitian for 17 years in U.S. neonatal intensive care units and pediatric hospitals along the East Coast and in the Midwest. At Abbott, Michelle is involved in clinical research, new product development, and provides medical nutrition expertise to support educational initiatives regarding pediatric feedings and their benefits for children.

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