NICU Currents: The Neonatal Microbiome – Improving Outcomes with Prebiotics and Probiotics

Program Date: 1 January 2019
Publication Date: 8 February 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review prebiotics and probiotics; identify risk factors that can alter the neonatal microbiome; and name two common complications developed by premature infants that may be prevented by probiotic administration.

Course Objectives:

  • Define and differentiate prebiotics and probiotics.
  • Identify risk factors that can alter the neonatal microbiome.
  • Name two common complications developed by premature infants that may be prevented by probiotic administration.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2080, 5070, 5220
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.3.1
  • Run Time: 60

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Sandra L. Gardner, RN, MS

Sandra is a retired Clinical Nurse Specialist and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, is currently the Director of Professional Outreach Consultation, a national and international consulting established in 1980. Sandy is the past Editor of Nurse Currents, NICU Currents and Pediatric Currents. Ms. Gardner receives compensation from Abbott Laboratories for her work.
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Katie L. Wiedenski, RDN, LDN

Katie is a Pediatric and Neonatal Registered Dietitian in the Chicago area. The author received compensation from Abbott Nutrition.
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