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Best Practices in Newborn and Neonatal Care 2021
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
• Identify strategies to individualize the feeding of human milk to high risk newborns including the use of the FDA approved human milk analyzer.
• List elements of the ideal discharge plan for high-risk newborns.
• Discuss the clinical utilization of probiotics in the NICU, including safety concerns and implementation strategies.
• Describe neuroprotective measures to facilitate optimal neurodevelopment for both preterm and term infants.
• Describe how evidence-based skin care practices can protect the newborn's skin microbiome.

RN CE credit: 6.5
RD CPEU credit: 6.5

Jun 9, 2021 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sharon Groh-Wargo PhD, RD
Sharon Groh-Wargo PhD, RDN is the Senior Neonatal Nutritionist in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center and Professor, Nutrition and Pediatrics, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Groh-Wargo has over 40 years of experience, is a nationally known speaker and researcher, and has authored numerous publications on neonatal nutrition. She is an editor of both editions of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition and is a contributor to the Academy’s online Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual. Dr. Groh-Wargo authored a chapter on “Lactoengineering” for the 3 rd edition of “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities”. She participates in the BEGIN Project – Breastmilk Ecology: Genesis of Infant Nutrition - sponsored by the NIH in cooperation with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Christine Rowland APRN, DNP, NNP-BC
Christine is a doctorally prepared board-certified neonatal nurse practitioner with over 15 years of neonatal nursing experience. She cares for a wide range of patients from healthy newborns to critically ill neonates needing advanced level IV neonatal intensive care. Christine received both her Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing degrees from East Carolina University. Her doctoral scholarly project focused on an extensive literature review of probiotic use in the neonatal population and the development of a clinical practice guideline to implement probiotics into the NICU setting. She is passionate about quality improvement in the NICU to continually improve processes and long-term outcomes for the neonatal population.
Terrie Lockridge MSN, RNC-NIC
Terrie is a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist with 35 years of professional practice devoted to supporting newborns at risk. She has experience in many different aspects of neonatal critical care, including ECMO, post-operative cardiac care, neuroprotection, transport, resuscitation and stabilization. Terrie received her BSN from Saint Anselm College and her MSN from Boston College. She is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), the Academy of Neonatal Nurses (ANN) and Past President of the Pacific NW Association of Neonatal Nurses (PNANN). Terrie has been a STABLE Program and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor since the inception of both curriculums. Terrie is an accomplished author, having contributed to peer reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Her special interests include neonatal skin care, pain management, and neuroprotection.