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New Concepts in Obstetrics & Neonatal Care 2021
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
• Identify the special nutritional needs of a neonate with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
• Describe the impact of maternal obesity on labor progression, cesarean birth, postpartum and neonatal care.
• Discuss the clinical utilization of probiotics in the NICU.
• Describe best practices in nutrition that build healthy bones and control reflux symptoms in preterm infants.
• Discuss clinical situations impacting neonatal resuscitation and outcomes.

RN CE credit: 5.5
RD CPEU credit: 5.5

Nov 1, 2021 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sharon Groh-Wargo PhD, RD
Senior Neonatal Nutritionist, Professor @Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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 3rd 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.
Nancy O'Brien-Abel MN, RNC-OB
Affiliate Instructor @University of Washington School of Nursing
Nancy is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 35 years experience in caring for women with normal and complicated pregnancies. As an Affiliate Instructor, University of Washington School of Nursing, and a former Teaching Associate, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington Medical School, she has actively focused on multi-disciplinary education and collaboration. Nancy is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on nursing care of women in labor and birth, fetal monitoring, and patient safety. She is an active member in the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), contributing to various position statements, evidence- based clinical practice guidelines, and authoring chapters in AWHONN’s Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practice and in AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing. She is an Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing.
Christine Rowland APRN, DNP, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
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.