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2017 National Neonatal/Advanced Practice/Mother Baby Nurses Conference

Are There Fetal Origins of Adult Disease?

Sep 14, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Sep 14, 2017 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00
Members: $10.00


Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity: Are There Fetal Origins of Adult Disease?
Presenter(s): Susan Braid, DrPH, MPH, NNP-BC
Total Contact Hours: 1.00 CH, 0.0 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: The link between specific intrauterine events and the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hypertension, also known as the Fetal Origins of Adult Disease Hypothesis, has been the topic of a considerable amount of research internationally for the past 25 years. Dr. Braid discusses the research evidence for this link, potential biological mechanisms, and implications for nutritional guidelines for preterm and SGA infants.
Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  • Summarize the fetal origins of adult diseases hypothesis and the current scientific evidence that supports this hypothesis.
  • Discuss the role epigenetics has on the fetal origins of adult diseases hypothesis.
  • Explain the potential influence fetal origins of adult disease has on feeding protocols of preterm and SGA infants.
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
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 13, 2017
Expiration Date: September 30, 2020
  1. The lead nurse planner, the planning committee, and the author(s) of this activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.
  2. This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
  3. 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.


  • Susan Braid, DrPH, MPH, NNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, Old Dominion University

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