Small Baby Modular Programs

Course Description:

In this series, you’ll learn about necrotizing enterocolitis prevention and pre-feeding interventions. These courses were developed by Engage Grow Thrive, as part of a Small Baby Care Specialist® Program.

FREE Continuing Education: up to 1.5 RN CE; 1.5 RD CPEU

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis Prevention

Learn the risk factors for developing NEC in the small baby.

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Program Date: 3 December 2018
Publication Date: 15 November 2018
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about risk factors for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in the small baby; review two complications associated with NEC; and identify best practices important in reducing the incidence of NEC. This course was developed by Engage Grow Thrive, as part of a Small Baby Care Specialist® Program.

Course Objectives:

•Describe three risk factors for the development of NEC in the small baby.
•Discuss two complications associated with NEC.
•Identify three best practices important in reducing the incidence of NEC.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5000, 5010, 506 5220
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  • Run Time:35

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Jae H. Kim, PhD

Neonatologist, University of California - San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA

Dr. Jae Kim is an attending neonatologist and gastroenterologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego in both the Neonatology and Pediatric Gastroenterology Departments.

Dr. Kim earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Toronto. He continued his medical education with an internship at Toronto Western Hospital before completing a pediatric residency and a pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. He went on to earn his Ph.D. and to complete a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the same institution.

Dr. Kim's special interests include neonatal nutrition, neonatal bowel injury, bedside ultrasound and resuscitation. His current research centers on optimizing human milk feeding for the premature infant, pioneering the use of bedside ultrasound in the NICU and innovation in resuscitation in resource-limited settings.

Dr. Kim is the director for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at UC San Diego and serves as the nutrition director for Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition, an innovative, nationally recognized multidisciplinary program to advance infant nutrition at UC San Diego. He co-authored the book Best Medicine: Human Milk in the NICU.

Pre-Feeding Interventions: Set Up for Success

Learn how neonatal experiences in the NICU can affect future feeding skills.

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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
  • ResourceHelper.GetResource("educationPerformanceIndicator", locale) 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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