Certificate of Training in Neonatal Nutrition

(7.0 RN CE; 7.0 RD CPEU)

This Certificate of Training is designed to build your expertise in the role nutrition can play in caring for pre-term and full-term infants.

 
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Enroll in these required courses

Enroll in and complete all five of these required online self-study courses.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.

Neonatal Fundamentals: Enteral Nutrition

In this updated course, Laura Meredith-Dennis, MAS, RD will emphasize the importance of a neonatal dietitian; list several significant benefits of human milk; review recommendations for the very low birth weight, preterm infant; compare enteral feeding alternatives; and describe ways to initiate and advance enteral feedings in the NICU.

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Neonatal Fundamentals: Discharge and Follow-Up

In this updated course, Sharon Groh-Wargo will review guidelines in preparation for NICU discharge; discuss breastfeeding, human milk, and infant formula feeding options at discharge; and describe a case study illustrating common challenges at discharge and follow-up.

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Neonatal Fundamentals: Infant Nutrition Assessment

In this course, Michelle Johnson, RDN, LD will define gestational age and birth weight categories; review the five essential components of infant nutrition assessment; and discuss indicators for preterm and neonatal malnutrition.

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Neonatal Fundamentals: Parenteral Nutrition

In this updated course, Stephanie Merlino Barr, MS, RDN, LD will identify 3 indications for the use of parenteral nutrition in the neonate; define parenteral dose recommendations for specific nutrients; and describe management of complications associated with parenteral nutrition.

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Pediatric Currents: Applying Malnutrition Indicators in the Preterm and Neonatal Population

In this course, Dena L Goldberg, PhD, RDN, and Maura Sandrock, MS, RDN, CD, will teach you why identifying malnutrition in preterm infants and neonates is important; review the recommended malnutrition indicators; and describe practical case study examples to identify the malnutrition indicators.

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Choose Two Electives

Select, enroll in and complete two of these electives.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.

Courses

 

Optimizing the Human Milk Diet for Preterm Infants

In this course, you’ll learn about the advantages of enteral feeding; identify the beneficial effects of a human milk diet in the premature infant; review human milk fortification strategies; and plan a discharge diet for a preterm infant.

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Nutrition Assessment of the Preterm Infant

In this course, Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN, will review the components of a newborn nutrition assessment; discuss the nutritional requirements of a neonate; and introduce concepts related to the diagnosis of malnutrition in newborns.

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

In this course, Michelle L. Arrizola, MBA, RN, BSN, IBCLC will discuss the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby; review breast anatomy and how breastmilk is produced; identify the 3 stages of breastmilk production; and describe successful breastfeeding techniques and how the healthcare professional can support the family.

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Breastfeeding Techniques: Tips to Successfully Support the Breastfeeding Dyad

In this course, Michelle L. Arrizola, MBA, RN, BSN, IBCLC will identify the 6 infant states of alertness; discuss the key components of a good latch; and describe how healthcare providers can support patients/families with their breastfeeding journey.

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Eat, Sleep, Console

In this course, you’ll compare the modified Finnegan Assessment Scale (FNASS) to the Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) Assessment Scale; summarize emerging research on the ESC method for neonatal abstinence syndrome infants; list consoling support interventions; and discuss implementation strategies for ESC. Originally presented as a live webinar on April 29, 2021.

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Motivational Interviewing: Application in Working with Patients and Families

This course defines motivational interviewing (MI); identifies the five primary concerns of motivational interviewing; and demonstrates how motivational interviewing can be used to help patients change their behavior.

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Implementing Individualized Infant Feedings: All About the Cues & More

In this updated course, Heaven Holdbrooks, PNP, CNS, RNC-NIC will review the importance of sensory development & neuroprotective care; describe the positive & negative sensory experiences in the NICU & how providers can impact them; define what is cue-based care and infant-driven feedings; evaluate the literature on cue-based and infant-driven feedings; and describe the steps needed to implement an individualized feeding program in your unit.

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Live Events

 

Challenges and Updates in Maternal- Infant Care

Maternal and Neonatal Care and Challenges

Pediatric and Neonatal Nutritional Assessment: Determining Status, Defining Malnutrition

Trending Topics in Neonatal Care

Updates in Perinatal and Neonatal Care

See if these live events are available in your region.

Note: Attending an all-day program could provide the additional 2 hours of the 7 hours to receive a Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition.

Final Exam

 

The final exam is a capstone assessment of what you’ve learned through the course curriculum. Please take this exam only after you’ve completed each course.

Supplemental Materials

 

These materials aren’t required as part of your certificate of training, but we think they’ll play a helpful role in your clinical practice.

 
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Infographic for patients: Human Milk Fortifiers

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Infographic for HCPs: Human Milk Oligosaccharides

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Infographic for HCPs: 2’-FL Human Milk Oligosaccharide

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Infographic for patients: Human Milk Oligosaccharides

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Infographic for patients: Cow’s Milk Allergy

Enroll in these required courses

Enroll in and complete all four of these required online self-study courses.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.

Advances in Human Milk Fortification: Evidence for Preterm Infants - Part 1

In this course, you’ll review the challenges and recommendations for meeting nutritional needs in premature infants; learn about several types of human milk fortifiers; and review different strategies for human milk fortification.

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Advances in Human Milk Fortification: Evidence for Preterm Infants – Part 2

In this course, you’ll evaluate research findings on human milk (HM) fortifiers; compare evidence for powdered, liquid, and HM-based human milk fortifiers; and review concerns about growth, metabolic acidosis, and osmolality.

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Handling Human Milk & Formula in Healthcare Facilities

In this course, you’ll learn about the risks associated with human milk and formula handling in the hospital setting; review current US and Canadian standards and best practices; and describe how centralized handling and bar code scanning can reduce errors.

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Neonatal Alimentary System

In this course, you’ll identify the normal developmental stages of the neonatal alimentary tract; describe the practices of GI system assessment; recognize the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of several neonatal gastrointestinal conditions; and more.

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Choose Two Electives

Select, enroll in and complete three of these electives.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.

Courses

 

Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

In this course, you’ll define Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS); discuss the incidence and trends of NOWS in the US; compare scoring tools and feeding options for opioid exposed infants; and review pharmacologic options for NOWS.

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Spotlight on the Gut-Brain Axis

In this course, you’ll review a brief historical perspective on the “new” phenomenon of the gut microbiota and the gut-brain axis; examine how the microbiota is acquired and how to feed the gut-brain axis in infancy and early childhood; and discuss the mechanisms for how nutrition can influence the function of the gut-brain axis. Originally presented as a live webinar on September 30, 2020.

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An Allergy Modulating Human Milk Oligosaccharide: 2'Fucosyllactose

In this course, you’ll review clinical studies supporting the immune benefits of 2'-fucosyllactose human milk oligosaccharide (2'-FL HMO); discuss preclinical evidence of 2'-FL HMO effects on food allergy and potential mechanisms of action; and describe the possible role of 2'-FL HMO in enhancing oral tolerance. Originally presented as a live webinar on 3 June 2020.

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Live Events

 

Challenges and Updates in Maternal- Infant Care

Maternal and Neonatal Care and Challenges

Pediatric and Neonatal Nutritional Assessment: Determining Status, Defining Malnutrition

Trending Topics in Neonatal Care

Updates in Perinatal and Neonatal Care

See if these live events are available in your region.

Note: Attending an all-day program could provide the additional 2 hours of the 7 hours to receive a Certificate of Training in Adult Malnutrition.

Final Exam

 

The final exam is a capstone assessment of what you’ve learned through the course curriculum. Please take this exam only after you’ve completed each course.

Supplemental Materials

 

These materials aren’t required as part of your certificate of training, but we think they’ll play a helpful role in your clinical practice.

 
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Infographic for patients: Human Milk Fortifiers

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Infographic for HCPs: Human Milk Oligosaccharides

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Infographic for HCPs: 2’-FL Human Milk Oligosaccharide

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Infographic for patients: Human Milk Oligosaccharides

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Infographic for patients: Cow’s Milk Allergy

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Abbott Nutrition’s Provider Statement for Nursing CEs:

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP 11213.

Abbott Nutrition’s Provider Statement for Dietitian CPEUs:

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (RO002), is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

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