NEONATAL FUNDAMENTALS SERIES

Course Description:

This free educational series is an update to ANHI’s previous NICU Boot Camp programs. It focuses on infant nutrition assessment in the NICU; parenteral and enteral nutrition; and discharge and follow up care.

FREE Continuing Education: 4.0 RN CE; 4.0 RD CPEU

Modules

Neonatal Fundamentals: Infant Nutrition Assessment

Define gestational age and birth weight; review the five essential components of infant nutrition assessment; and discuss indicators for preterm and neonatal malnutrition.

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Program Date: 12 April 2019
Publication Date: 17 May 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0; Case Manager CEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll define gestational age and birth weight; review the five essential components of infant nutrition assessment; and discuss indicators for neonatal malnutrition.

Course Objectives:

•Define gestational age & birth weight.
•Review the five essential components of infant nutrition assessment.
•Discuss indicators for preterm and neonatal malnutrition.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3000, 3030, 3060, 5060
  • Performance Indicators: 8.3.1, 8.3.4, 10.1.1, 10.2.1
  • Run Time: 40

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Melody Thompson, MS, RDN, LD

Neonatal/Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Specialist
Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, OH, USA

Melody Thompson is a clinical nutrition specialist in Pediatric Scientific and Medical Affairs at Abbott. For more than 20 years, she has worked with term and preterm babies to evaluate and recommend neonatal nutrition therapies to help them get the best start in life and achieve healthy growth and development. Her expertise in neonatal nutrition has helped support many innovative products for neonatal intensive care (NICU) units.

Melody joined Abbott in 1997 and has assumed increasing roles of responsibility as a clinical nutrition expert. Prior to joining Abbott, Melody was the neonatal nutritionist for 20 years in NICUs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She continues as a clinical consultant there. She is also a Clinical Instructor in the Medical Dietetics Division of the School of Allied Medical Professions at The Ohio State University. She is a guest lecturer at SAMP and also in the OSU College of Nursing – for Neonatal and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students.

As a nutrition expert, she has co-authored and co-edited the seminal neonatal nutrition book, Nutritional Care for High-Risk Newborns (3 editions) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition, as well as numerous papers and book chapters. Melody earned a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Food Science from The University of Kentucky and completed a Dietetic Internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She has a Master of Science degree in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University. She is a registered dietitian and a licensed dietitian in the state of Ohio.

Neonatal Fundamentals: Parenteral Nutrition

Identify three indications for use of parenteral nutrition; identify parenteral dose recommendations for specific nutrients; and describe ways to manage chronic complications associated with parenteral nutrition.

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Program Date: 12 April 2019
Publication Date: 21 May 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll identify 3 indications for use of parenteral nutrition; identify parenteral dose recommendations for specific nutrients; and describe ways to manage chronic complications associated with parenteral nutrition.

Course Objectives:

•Identify 3 indications for use of parenteral nutrition.
•Identify parenteral dose recommendations for specific nutrients.
•Describe ways to manage chronic complications associated with parenteral nutrition.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2090, 3000, 5060, 5440
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.4, 10.2.3
  • Run Time: 59

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Janice Hovasi Cox, MS, RD

Neonatal Nutritionist
Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Janice Cox, MS, RD received her B.S. and M.S. in Nutrition from Notre Dame and Case Western Reserve University, respectively. She recently retired from a 42-year career as a Registered Dietitian. For most of her career, Cox worked at Bronson Methodist Hospital in a variety of areas including the NICU, pediatric unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and pediatric subspecialty outpatient clinics. Cox was the Clinical Nutrition Manager during her final 4 years at Bronson Methodist. Cox continues to contribute to the profession of dietetics through consulting and publishing to promote neonatal and pediatric nutrition. Most recently, she has been a key contributing author on the Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition, 2nd ed.

Neonatal Fundamentals: Enteral Nutrition

List four benefits of human milk; review recommendations for the very low birth weight, preterm infant; and describe ways to initiate and advance enteral feedings in the NICU.

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Program Date: 11 April 2019
Publication Date: 17 May 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll list 4 benefits of human milk; review recommendations for the very low birth weight, preterm infant; and describe ways to initiate and advance enteral feedings in the NICU.

Course Objectives:

•List 4 benefits of human milk.
•Compare enteral feeding alternatives.
•Review recommendations for the very low birth weight, preterm infant.
•Describe ways to initiate and advance enteral feedings in the NICU.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4140, 5000, 5060, 5440
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.3.4, 10.2.5, 10.2.11
  • Run Time: 49

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN

Professor & Senior Nutritionist,
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH, USA
Sharon Groh-Wargo is a Neonatal Nutritionist in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Sharon has over 40 years of experience, is a nationally known speaker and researcher, and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is an editor of both editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition. She is a contributor to the Academy’s online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual and she authored a new chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition of “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities”. Dr. Groh-Wargo participates in the Pre-B Project, sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was convened to perform systematic reviews of neonatal nutrition and to set national dietary guidelines for the premature infant.

Neonatal Fundamentals: Discharge and Follow-Up

Review growth and potential nutrient deficits accumulated before discharge; discuss human milk and infant formula options for nutritional support at discharge; describe two issues for each option related to feeding progression in the high-risk newborn.

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Program Date: 11 August 2019
Publication Date: 7 August 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0; Case Manager CEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review growth and potential nutrient deficits; discuss human milk and infant formula options for nutritional support at discharge; describe issues related to feeding progression in the high-risk newborn.

Course Objectives:

•Review growth and potential nutrient deficits accumulated prior to discharge.
•Discuss human milk and infant formula options for nutritional support at discharge.
•Describe two issues for each option related to feeding progression in the high-risk newborn.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3030, 4140, 5000, 5060
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.3, 8.3.4, 10.2.3
  • Run Time: 57

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN

Professor & Senior Nutritionist
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH, USA
Sharon Groh-Wargo is a Neonatal Nutritionist in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Sharon has over 40 years of experience, is a nationally known speaker and researcher, and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is an editor of both editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition. She is a contributor to the Academy’s online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual and she authored a new chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3rd edition of “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities”. Dr. Groh-Wargo participates in the Pre-B Project, sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which was convened to perform systematic reviews of neonatal nutrition and to set national dietary guidelines for the premature infant.
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