Preventing Infant Morbidity & Mortality: Identifying Gaps in Nutrition Protocol

Publication Date: 22 December 2017
Continuing Education Units: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits; 0.1 CEUs

Course Description:

This continuing medical education program is presented by the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL), and supported by Abbott Nutrition grants. In this video-based format, expert faculty Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD, identifies system‐based gaps and behavioral biases that may impede clinical ability to address optimal nutritional needs for newborns based on mother’s ability to nurse. The video, associated slides and resources feature a fictional case history with analysis and clinical pearls that affords clinicians the opportunity to absorb relevant information.

Course Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the nutritional needs of preterm and full-term infants
  • Examine differences in enriched, fortified and supplemented formulas and their impacts on growth and development in both preterm and full-term infants
  • Outline barriers to nutritional counseling
  • Discuss strategies to educate parents and guardians about infant nutrition and overcoming potential challenges

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD

Sharon Groh-Wargo is a Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Groh- Wargo is a nationally known speaker and researcher with numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is an editor and a contributing author for all editions of the popular nutritional reference book Nutritional Care for High Risk Newborns. She is also an editor and contributing author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition and the online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual.


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