Infant-Driven Feedings: All About Cues and More

Program Date: 17 March 2022
Publication Date: 17 March 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review the importance of sensory development and neuroprotective care; describe sensory experiences in the NICU; define cue-based care and infant-driven feedings; and more!

Course Objectives:

• Review the importance of sensory development and neuroprotective care. 
• Describe the positive and 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 feedings and the Infant-Driven Feeding Scales. 
• Describe the steps needed to implement infant-driven feedings in your unit.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.6, 8.2.2
  • Run Time: 55

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 wellbeing of children and their families.
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