Protein: Requirements and Measuring Its Impact in the NICU

  • Irene E. Olsen, PhD, RD, LDN

    Research Consultant
    Visiting Research Faculty, Drexel University, Department of Nutrition Sciences
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Learning Objectives

  • Review evidence for protein requirements of preterm infants.
  • Discuss nutrition, growth, and health outcomes research in preterm infants.
  • Examine growth assessment tools and outcomes used to measure impact in the NICU.
Irene E. Olsen, PhD, RD, LDN, leading research consultant and visiting research faculty in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, reviews protein recommendations to support optimal outcomes in preterm infants. She discusses nutritional intake and neurodevelopment, as well as the impact of growth curves. Dr. Olsen specifically addresses the standardization of nutrition and growth data, as well as clinical and research outcomes to help compare and make clinical decisions and policies.

Available Credit:

1.00 AANP Contact Hour
1.00 AAPA Category I Hour
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour


Opens: 2018-06-15
Closes: 2019-06-14

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals who have an interest in newborns, infants, and toddlers.