Nutrition Assessment of the Preterm Infant

Program Date: 24 September 2020
Publication Date: 24 September 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review the components of a newborn nutrition assessment; discuss the nutritional requirements of a neonate; and introduce concepts related to malnutrition in newborns.

Course Objectives:

•Review the components of a newborn nutrition assessment.
•Discuss nutritional requirements of a neonate based on clinical presentation, gestational age and birth weight.
•Introduce concepts related to the diagnosis of malnutrition in newborns.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.3.3, 10.2.1, 10.2.2
  • Run Time: 56

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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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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