THE ROLE OF THE GUT MICROBIOME IN INFANT HEALTH

Continuing Education Units:
1.25 CME AMA PRA Category 1; 1.25 RN CE; 1.0 RD CPEU

Course Description:

In this virtual Town Wall activity, Dr Michael Caplan, MD, leads David Adamkin, MD, David J Hackam, MD, PhD, FACS, Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN, and John Rosen, MD, in an interactive discussion designed to help learners' ability to; describe the impact of the gut microbiome on neonatal growth and long-term development; review the health-related benefits of pre- and probiotics; evaluate the effectiveness of probiotic and prebiotic products in the NICU; and implement pre- and probiotics for appropriate neonates. 

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of the gut microbiome on neonatal growth and long-term development, and the implications of this knowledge for day-to-day clinical practice 
  • Review the documented health-related benefits of pre- and probiotics for preterm and term infants 
  • Evaluate the latest clinical trial data and real-world experience relative to the use and effectiveness of probiotic and prebiotic products in the NIC 
  • Implement pre- and probiotics for appropriate neonates 

Originally presented as a live webinar on 19 November, 2020.

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