COVID-19, Babies and Nutrition: Questions and Answers

Program Date: 26 October 2020
Publication Date: 10 December 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review definitions and current health care challenges; describe the impact of COVID-19 on care of high-risk newborns; and pose questions and answers to neonatal nutrition care during the pandemic. Originally presented as a live webinar on October 26, 2020.

Course Objectives:

•Review definitions and current health care challenges.
•Describe the impact of COVID-19 on care of high-risk newborns.
•Pose questions and propose answers to neonatal nutrition care during the pandemic.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.8, 7.3.1, 8.3.1
  • Run Time: 52

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN

Professor Nutrition and Pediatrics, 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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