NICU Currents: Little Tummies, Big Decisions: Individualizing the NICU Graduate’s Discharge Nutrition Prescription

Program Date: November 2016
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours / 1.0 RD CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Describe published recommendations and study outcomes regarding feeding options for preterm infants post-discharge
  • Consider the available evidence and expert recommendations when assessing the appropriateness of fortified or unfortified breast milk feedings for an individual NICU graduate
  • Consider the available evidence and expert recommendations when assessing the appropriateness of various types of formula for an individual NICU graduate.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4140,2070,5060,3000
  • Media Format(s): Article (English)

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Michelle Johnson, RD, CSP, LDN

 

Michelle Johnson is a registered dietitian and Research Scientist in Pediatric Global Science, Innovation and Education at Abbott Nutrition, Columbus Ohio, where she provides global clinical and scientific leadership for Abbott infant nutrition products. Michelle is involved in new product development, and provides medical nutrition expertise to support educational initiatives regarding Abbott Nutrition products and their benefits. Her areas of expertise include neonatal clinical nutrition and pediatric clinical nutrition. Prior to joining Abbott in 2014, Michelle was a neonatal and pediatric nutritionist for 17 years in multiple neonatal intensive care units and pediatric hospitals along the East Coast and in the Midwest.

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