Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Describe the impact that the Registered Dietitian can have on outcome measurements in the NICU.
- Identify the most appropriate growth chart to plot an infant's anthropometric measurements.
- Develop the skills to obtain a comprehensive diet history in the NICU.
- Recognize feeding practices that are inappropriate for an infant's corrected age and/or developmental stage.
- Evaluate the macronutrient and micronutrient needs of full-term and premature infants.
- Describe the indications for parenteral nutrition in the NICU.
- Understand the health benefits and unique nutritional qualities of human breast milk.
- Describe the various enteral formulas used in the NICU, and the indications for each formula category.
- Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of the various methods available to administer enteral feedings.
- Recognize the impact of various medical and surgical factors on the nutritional status of an infant.
- Identify the unique nutrition-related challenges that a former premature infant may experience after discharge from the NICU.
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The course is intended for nutrition professionals
Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 3 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3000, 3010, 3020, 3030, 4150, 5010, 5060, 5180, 5290, 5440
Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).
This course is approved for 10 Hours in Key Area 2 - Nutrition or 10 CEUs by the School Nutrition Association (SNA).