NICU Currents: Gastric Aspirate Color Interpretation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Program Date: 10 November 2022
Publication Date: 10 November 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

This this article, the authors will discuss the subjective nature of identifying the color “bilious” in gastric residuals; explain the impact of the subjectivity of identifying bilious gastric residuals; and review recommendations for developing standardized clinical practice guidelines for assessment and management of feeding intolerance in the NICU.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss the subjective nature of identifying the color “bilious” in gastric residuals. 
• Explain the impact of the subjectivity of identifying bilious gastric residuals on infant outcomes. 
• Review recommendations for developing standardized clinical practice guidelines for assessment and management of feeding intolerance in the NICU.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.1, 8.2.1, 8.2.3
  • Run Time: 60

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Headshot placeholder

Lauren Siebenaler, DNP, NNP-BC

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 
University of Michigan 
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Headshot placeholder

Deborah Steward, PhD, RN

Associate Professor Emeritus 
The Ohio State University 
Columbus, OH, USA
enroll.svg
ENROLL NOW

You Must LOG IN to Enroll

certificate-icon

attended a live program?

question-marks

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

medical-education

continuing medical education courses