Implementing Individualized Infant Feedings: All About the Cues & More

Program Date: 21 October 2022
Publication Date: 21 October 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0, Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this updated course, Heaven Holdbrooks, PNP, CNS, RNC-NIC will review the importance of sensory development & neuroprotective care; describe the positive & negative sensory experiences in the NICU & how providers can impact them; define what is cue-based care and infant-driven feedings; evaluate the literature on cue-based and infant-driven feedings; and describe the steps needed to implement an individualized feeding program in your unit.

Course Objectives:

• Review the importance of sensory development and neuroprotective care. 
• Describe the positive & negative sensory experiences in the NICU and how providers can impact them. 
• Define what is cue-based care and infant-driven feedings. 
• Evaluate the literature on cue-based and infant-driven feedings. 
• Describe the steps needed to implement an individualized feeding program in your unit.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.6, 8.2.2
  • Run Time: 49

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Heaven Holdbrooks, PNP, CNS, RNC-NIC

Clinical Nurse Specialist Southern, CA, USA
Heaven Holdbrooks is a Clinical Nurse Specialist working in a level III NICU in southern California and is board-certified as a neonatal nurse. She obtained her BSN at the University of California Irvine and her MSN at the University of California Los Angeles with a dual degree in clinical nurse specialist and pediatric nurse practitioner. She has worked in the NICU for the past 10 years and is well-versed in quality improvement initiatives. She is passionate about improving the health and well-being of children and their families.
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