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Neonatal Strategies for Managing Inflants with Complex Medical Needs
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
1. Describe preventive and treatment strategies for metabolic bone disease and the four non-pharmacologic treatment options to control reflux in newborns.
2. Describe the use of therapeutic hypothermia for newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
3. Summarize and critically review emerging research on the Eat, Sleep, Console method for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
4. Identify nutritional challenges during the first week of life for an extremely preterm infant
5. Describe how evidence-based skin care practices can protect the newborn’s skin microbiome.

RN CE credit: 6.0
RD CPEU credit: 6.0


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Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD
Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN, Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. With over 40 years of experience she is a nationally known speaker, researcher, and 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 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, to investigate human milk as a unique biological system. Dr. Groh-Wargo received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Medallion Award in recognition of her contributions.
Terrie Lockridge, MSN, RNC-NIC
Terrie is a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist with 35 years of professional practice devoted to supporting newborns at risk. Experienced in neonatal critical care, including ECMO, postoperative cardiac care, neuroprotection, transport, resuscitation, and stabilization. She received her BSN from Saint Anselm College and her MSN from Boston College. She is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the Academy of Neonatal Nurses, and past president of the Pacific NW Association of Neonatal Nurses. Terrie has been a STABLE Program and Neonatal Resuscitation Program instructor and an accomplished author, contributing to peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Her interests include neonatal skin care, pain management, and neuroprotection. Currently Terrie is a NICU nurse at a Seattle tertiary center with nearly 10,000 births yearly. She brings a practical approach to her educational offerings with pragmatic clinical information and the latest in evidence-based practice.
Heaven Holdbrooks, RN, MSN, PNP, CNS, RNC-NIC
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 wellbeing of children and their families.