Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity: Breastmilk and Preterm Infants: Nutritional Nurturing for the First Months of Life
Presenter(s): Joann Romano-Keeler, MD, MS
Total Contact Hours: 1.00 CH, 0.00 Rx
Intended Audience: All neonatal nurses
Purpose of this CNE activity: 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 CNE activity 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.
Session Description: In this workshop, Dr. Romano-Keeler discusses the nutritional and immunologic importance of breastmilk for preterm infants, including its impact on the evolving neonatal microbiome. She explores the use of donor breast milk in neonatal patients. Aspects of breastfeeding unique to NICU patients, such as the role of kangaroo care in establishment of milk supply and ways to promote breastfeeding at the time of discharge, will also be discussed.
Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:
Describe the immunological and microbial components of breast milk.
Outline enteral feeding advancements in neonates.
Strategize about how to improve nursing in the NICU and use of breast milk at discharge.
Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.
Access to a computer with an Internet connection
Attend/view at least 90% of the session
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: September 7, 2016 Expiration Date: September 30, 2019
The lead nurse planner, the planning committee, and the author(s) of this activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.
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 reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. The content has been deemed to reflect the current state of practice.
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.