Neonatal Fundamentals: Enteral Nutrition

Program Date: 11 April 2019
Publication Date: 17 May 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll list 4 benefits of human milk; review recommendations for the very low birth weight, preterm infant; and describe ways to initiate and advance enteral feedings in the NICU.

Course Objectives:

•List 4 benefits of human milk.
•Compare enteral feeding alternatives.
•Review recommendations for the very low birth weight, preterm infant.
•Describe ways to initiate and advance enteral feedings in the NICU.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4140, 5000, 5060, 5440
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.3.4, 10.2.5, 10.2.11
  • Run Time: 49


Course Instructor Bio(s)

Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN

Professor & Senior Nutritionist,
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH, USA
Sharon Groh-Wargo is a Neonatal Nutritionist in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Sharon has over 40 years of experience, is a nationally known speaker and researcher, and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is an editor of both editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition. She is a contributor to the Academy’s online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual and she authored a new chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition of “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities”. Dr. Groh-Wargo participates in the Pre-B Project, sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was convened to perform systematic reviews of neonatal nutrition and to set national dietary guidelines for the premature infant.

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