NICU Currents: Transitioning the Preterm Neonate from Hospital to Home - Nutritional Discharge Criteria

Program Date: July 2012
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours

Course Description:

This article focuses on list potential nutrient deficits accumulated prior to discharge and provides options and strategies for nutritional support at discharge. It also describes issues related to feeding progression following discharge.

Course Objectives:

  • List potential nutrient deficits accumulated prior to discharge.
  • Describe options and strategies for nutritional support at discharge.
  • Identify issues related to feeding progression following discharge.
  • Media Format(s): Article (English)

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Andrea Adler, RD, CSP, LD

Pediatric Dietitian at Children's Hospital
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Andrea is a neonatal dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic with seven years of clinical experience. She is currently secretary of the Ohio Neonatal Nutritionists group. Andrea also regularly presents lectures about neonatal nutrition to interdisciplinary medical teams.

Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Sharon has practiced as a neonatal dietitian for more than 25 years. She is a recognized expert in the field of neonatal nutrition, has written numerous publications and lectured widely on the topic of nutrition in the high-risk newborn. Additionally, Sharon is a contributor to the ADA online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual and is the editor of the ADA's Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition.

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