Small Baby Modular Programs

Course Description:

In this series, you’ll learn about necrotizing enterocolitis prevention; pre-feeding interventions; small baby outcomes; the benefits of breastmilk and breastfeeding; and growth failure prevention. This course curriculum was developed by Engage Grow Thrive, as part of a Small Baby Care Specialist® Program.

FREE Continuing Education: up to 6.5 RN CE; 6.5 RD CPEU

Modules

Benefits of Human Milk: Supporting Breastmilk and Breastfeeding

Learn about a multi-disciplinary approach to lactation support, including quality improvement examples.

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Program Date: 3 December 2018
Publication Date: 28 November 2018
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.5; Dietitian CPEU: 1.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review the benefits of a human milk diet; learn strategies to help establish a milk supply; review risk factors for breastfeeding failure and contraindications; and describe a multi-disciplinary approach to lactation support with quality improvement examples. This course was developed by Engage Grow Thrive, as part of a Small Baby Care Specialist® Program.

Course Objectives:

• List benefits of a human milk diet & strategies to establish a milk supply.
• Review risk factors for breastfeeding failure and contraindications.
• Describe a multi-disciplinary approach to lactation support and provide quality improvement (QI) examples.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4140, 4180, 5070
  • Performance Indicators: 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 9.3.5
  • Run Time: 96

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Christine Bixby, MD, IBCLC

Medical Director, Lactation Services
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Orange County, CA, USA

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
  • Performance Indicators: 6.2.1, 8.3.1, 10.2.9
  • Run Time: 35

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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
  • Performance Indicators: 10.2.3, 10.2.7, 10.2.8
  • Run Time: 55

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Karin Mitchell, MA, CCC-SLP, CNT, CLE

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Orange County, CA, USA

Prevention of Growth Failure

Learn about nutritional interventions to prevent post-natal growth failure.

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Program Date: 3 December 2018
Publication Date: 20 November 2018
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 2.5;Dietitian CPEU: 2.5

Course Description:

In this 2-part course, you’ll learn about nutritional interventions to prevent post-natal growth failure; identify long-terms risks associated with growth failure; and review methods to monitor growth. This course was developed by Engage Grow Thrive, as part of a Small Baby Care Specialist® Program.

Course Objectives:

• Describe two evidence-based nutritional interventions to prevent post-natal growth failure.
• Identify one long-term risk associated with growth failure.
• Name one component in maternal breast milk that helps to facilitate growth.
• Describe two clinical methods to monitor growth in the premature infant.
• Identify one nutrition intervention that supports the growth of the small baby after discharge.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3000, 5000, 5060, 5280
  • Performance Indicators: 6.2.1, 10.2.9, 10.2.10, 10.2.11
  • Run Time: 163

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BC, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Gina O’Toole, RD, MPH, CLEC, CNSC

Clinical Dietitian
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Small Baby Outcomes

Analyze outcome data for small babies, and examine the long-term effects of NICU morbidities.

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Program Date: 3 December 2018
Publication Date: 19 November 2018
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about the impact that NICU care has on the baby’s and family’s future; examine the effect that one or more NICU morbidities have on long term impact of the small baby and family; and analyze outcome data. This course was developed by Engage Grow Thrive, as part of a Small Baby Care Specialist® Program.

Course Objectives:

• Analyze outcome data for small babies and describe the impact of NICU care on the baby’s and family’s future.
• Examine the effect one or more NICU morbidities have on long term impact for the small baby and family.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5010, 5060, 9010
  • Performance Indicators: 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5
  • Run Time: 70

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Mindy Morris, DNP, NNP-BC, CNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist &
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Mindy is a doctoral prepared neonatal clinician with an aptitude for application of evidence into practice. She has experienced and mastered many roles working in the NICU for over 30 years. She has first-authored two papers demonstrating the application of evidence into practice with positive clinical outcomes while supporting team-based approach to care. Her foundational core is an enthusiasm for quality and improving the patient, family, and team experience in the NICU. She is a faculty member for the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Quality Improvement Collaborative, Micropremature Homeroom. Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant is Mindy’s impassioned focus. Her respect for the resiliency of the ELBW infant inspires her to share her extensive knowledge and expertise by designing programs and tools to improve the multidisciplinary team’s model of care for this vulnerable population.
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