Pre-Feeding Interventions: Set Up for Success

Program Date: 3 December 2018
Publication Date: 21 November 2018
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0;Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll discuss two ways an infant develops feeding skills in utero; identify three neonatal experiences in the NICU that can negatively affect the premature infant’s future feeding skills; and describe three pre-feeding techniques to facilitate the foundation for positive oral feeding skills. This course was developed by Engage Grow Thrive, as part of a Small Baby Care Specialist® Program.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss two ways an infant is developing feeding skills in utero.
• Identify three neonatal experiences in the NICU that can negatively affect the premature infant’s future feeding skills.
• Describe three pre-feeding techniques to facilitate the foundation for positive oral feeding skills.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3050, 4130, 5010, 5060
  • Performance Indicators: 10.2.3, 10.2.7, 10.2.8
  • Run Time: 55

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Karin Mitchell, MA, CCC-SLP, CNT, CLE

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Orange County, CA, USA
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