NICU Currents: Nutrition for the Infant with Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure: Proactive Strategies for a Strong Beginning

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

Course Description:

In this article, Gina O'Toole, MPH, RD, CLEC, CSPCC and Katherine Bennett, RD, MPH, CLEC define the goals of nutrition therapy for intestinal rehabilitation of the infant with short bowel syndrome/intestinal failure; identify nutrients of concern in infants who are dependent on parenteral nutrition; describe benefits of fish-oil containing intravenous fat emulsions; and list the benefits of maternal milk for the infant with SBS/IF.

Course Objectives:

• Define 3 goals of nutrition therapy for intestinal rehabilitation of the infant with short bowel syndrome (SBS)/intestinal failure (IF). 
• Identify 3 nutrients of concern (deficiencies or excesses) in infants who are dependent on parenteral nutrition. 
• Describe 2 benefits that fish-oil containing intravenous fat emulsions (SMOFlipid® and Omegaven®) provide to the infant with intestinal failure-associated liver disease. 
• List 3 benefits that maternal human milk provides to the infant with SBS/IF.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.1, 4.2.1, 8.1.5, 8.2.3
  • Run Time: 60

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Gina O'Toole, MPH, RD, CLEC, CSPCC

Clinical Registered Dietitian 
CHOC Children’s Hospital 
Orange, CA, USA
Gina O’Toole is a Neonatal Dietitian at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA. She has played an integral role in the development of the Surgical NICU at CHOC, participated in institutional research, and has developed nutrition and feeding guidelines for surgical neonates diagnosed with short bowel syndrome/intestinal failure. Gina has participated in multiple quality improvement initiatives through the Vermont Oxford Network, the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium, and the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative. Additionally, she has authored the chapter “Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure” in the 3rd edition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition. Gina is an invited speaker on both the local and national stage with the nutritional emphasis on prematurity, surgical infants, and short bowel syndrome.
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Katherine Bennett, RD, MPH, CLEC

Clinical Registered Dietitian 
CHOC Children’s Hospital 
Orange, CA, USA
Katherine Bennett has over 18 years of experience in the field of pediatric nutrition, ranging from working with premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit to now working with children of all ages in the outpatient setting for the CHOC Gastroenterology and Nutrition Division. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from the University of Tucson in Arizona, her dietetic internship at the University of Virginia, and her master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA. She excels in providing individualized nutrition care for a varied range of conditions from inflammatory bowel disease to specialized nutrition support for children with special needs. Katherine is the lead dietitian for CHOC Children’s TPN Clinic where she helps care for children with intestinal failure requiring parenteral nutrition support.
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