Probiotics for Preterm Infants: A Premature or Overdue Necrotizing Enterocolitis Prevention Strategy?; Opioid Analgesics for Sedation and Analgesia During Mechanical Ventilation; Noonan Syndrome Complicated by Primary Pulmonary Lymphangiectasia; Neonatal
Vol. 34, No. 2
Credits(Post Test and/or Evaluation Required) Available until 04/30/2020
Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:
Summarize the strategies shown to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Outline the process of bacterial colonization of the neonatal gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Define the following terms: prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics, and postbiotics.
Discuss the role of probiotics in infl uencing neonatal GI tract colonization.
Identify gaps in the literature related to the use of probiotics in the neonatal population.
Discuss the available recommendation for probiotic use in neonates.
Compare and contrast neonatal pain scales.
Describe the mechanism of action of fentanyl and morphine.
Discuss the side effects of opioids in the neonatal population.
Identify the clinical features of Noonan syndrome.
Outline the embryology of the lymphatic system.
Discuss the relationship between Noonan syndrome and lymphatic abnormalities.
Identify normal anatomic features of neonatal skin.
Outline the etiology and pathophysiology of pressure ulcers in neonates.
Discuss the assessment of neonates at risk for pressure ulcers.
Describe treatment options for neonatal pressure ulcers.
Purpose of this CNE Activity: The purpose of this article is to provide a critical look at the literature supporting the use of probiotics as a strategy to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis.
Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.
Access to a computer with an Internet connection
Pass the posttest with a score of 80%
Complete and submit the evaluation for this CNE activity
Accreditation: Provider, Academy of Neonatal Nursing, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 6261; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN 3218, content code 2505.
The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Release Date: March / April 2015 Review Date: April 2018 Expiration Date: April 30, 2020
This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
The content of this CNE activity has been developed by the planning committee and has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner.
Disclaimer: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing assumes no responsibility or liability for the content presented. Care of the infant should always be individualized and no one source relied upon for information regarding aspects of care. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ANN, ANA, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.