NICU Currents: Safety and Accuracy in Handling Expressed Human Milk in the NICU

Program Date: April 2013
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours

Course Objectives:

  • Review the advantages and challenges of providing human milk to the NICU patients.
  • Describe evidence-based procedures to obtain, store and manage human milk inventories.
  • Discuss procedures for safe handling and accurate preparation of expressed human milk.
  • Media Format(s): Article (English)

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Andrea Adler, RD, CSP, LD

Advanced Practice Neonatal Dietitian
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Andrea Adler RD, CSP, LD has 8 years experience as an Advanced Practice neonatal dietitian at The Cleveland Clinic. She is the current secretary of the Ohio Neonatal Nutritionists and is responsible for its grant applications. She presents on many issues of neonatal nutrition to various disciplines of the medical team.

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Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD

Senior Clinical Nutritionist
Neonatal Department of Pediatrics
Metro Health Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD has more than 25 years of experience as a neonatal dietitian. She is a recognized expert in the field of neonatal nutrition. She has authored numerous publications and speaks widely on the topic of nutrition for the high-risk newborn. She is a contributor to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (formerly the American Dietetic Association) online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual and is an editor of the Academy’s Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition.


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