This webinar will illustrate the important role of nutrition in very low birth weight, extremely low birth and small-for-gestational age neonates. Evidence has shown that early nutrition plays a role in future overall health in child/adulthood. Explore the role of macronutrients in parenteral nutrition as well as enteral nutrition including preterm formula and human milk feedings. Finally, review the evidence for post-discharge nutritional support because the importance of nutrition does not stop at the time of discharge.
Purpose of this webinar The Academy of Neonatal Nursing provides clinically current information on the technical, medical, and nursing aspects of neonatal care as well as the legal and ethical implications related to that care. This educational session provides information to nurses and other health care professionals who care for newborn, premature, and ill infants and their families. Specific objectives for this presentation are listed below.
Learners who meet the following requirements for successful completion will earn 1 contact hour of CNE:
Access to a computer with an Internet connection
View 90% or more of either the live or archived webinar
Complete and submit an evaluation of this activity
Discuss parameters for assessing optimal growth
Identify nutritional strategies in the NICU to optimize growth and neurological development in high risk groups
Describe post-discharge nutritional strategies to minimize extrauterine growth restriction
The Lead Nurse Planner discloses no relevant financial relationships.
The speaker for this CNE activity, Jacqueline Hoffman, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC discloses no relevant financial relationships.
The speaker's materials have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias nor demonstrates a conflict with the speaker's financial interests.
The content of this webinar has been developed by the speaker and reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. The content has been deemed to reflect the current state of practice.
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.
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.
Supported by an educational grant from
Date of presentation: 2/24/2016 Date of activity review: 2/23/2019 Date of expiration: 2/24/2021