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2021: Best Practices for Neonatal Care
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

• Describe the use of feeding protocols and their effects on neonatal nutrition in the NICU.
• Discuss the role of human milk oligosaccharides and their influence on the infant gut microbiome and the prevention of dysbiosis.
• Explore self-care techniques that will assist in stress management and improve coworker interactions.
• Discuss the clinical utilization of probiotics in the NICU, including safety concerns and implementation strategies.
• Summarize and critically review emerging research on the Eat Sleep Console method for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

RN CE credit: 6.0
RD CPEU credit: 6.0

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

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Terry S. Johnson
Terry is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with over 35 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings including the NICU, special care nursery, normal newborn nursery and developmental follow-up services. She was a National Patient Safety Fellow and is a member of the Society of Professionals in Patient Safety. A nationally known speaker and educator, Terry is a frequent presenter at national and international nursing and multidisciplinary conferences. She provides private consultation and educational services to health care systems, infant/family advocacy groups, and industry partners. Terry is a clinical reviewer of the forthcoming third edition of “Infant Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula Health Care Facilities,” by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Bonnie F. Gahn
Bonnie recently retired from the position of Manager of Nursing Education for the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, Abbott Laboratories. However, she continues to work as an educational consultant with ANHI. She also maintains an Adjunct Professor position at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She has over 35 years experience in clinical, clinical research, educational and administrative positions within nursing. Her passion is in the NICU and her presentations combine evidence-based research with practical application. She lectures across the country on neonatal clinical topics and professional development topics such as effective communication and intergenerational teams.
Heaven Holdbrooks
Heaven Holdbrooks is a Clinical Nurse Specialist working in a level III NICU in Southern California and is board certified as a Neonatal Nurse. She obtained her BSN at the University of California, Irvine and her MSN at the University of California Los Angeles with a clinical focus on Clinical Nurse Specialist and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in the NICU for the past 10 years and is well versed in quality improvement initiatives. She is passionate about improving the health and well being of children and their families.