PRETERM INFANT CLINICAL GROWTH ASSESSMENT: GROWTH VELOCITY
Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD
|Date:||28 February 2018|
Dr Groh-Wargo discusses the critical steps in preterm infant clinical growth assessment to calculate growth velocity, assess catch-up growth, evaluate growth charts, and monitor for extrauterine growth restriction. She also reviews the new international growth standards for intrauterine growth of preterm infants developed by the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, and Z-scores for monitoring growth trajectories.
Breastfeeding is best for babies and is recommended for as long as possible during infancy.
Human milk should be fortified for very low birthweight infants.
PRESENTER: SHARON GROH-WARGO, PHD, RD, LD
MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, Ohio, USA