Protein: Requirements and Measuring Its 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.

Course Credit:

1.00 AANP Contact Hour
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 ANCC Contact Hour
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour
1.00 CDR Contact Hour

Dates:

Opens: 2017-06-15
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.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • 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.

Faculty Disclosures

Irene E. Olsen, PhD, RD, LDN

  • Employee                    
    • Spouse: Johnson & Johnson
  • Consultant                   
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition- clinical area: growth and growth assessment of preterm infants
  • Speakers Bureau         
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition- clinical area: Dietary protein and impact on growth

Accreditation and Certification

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040207.
This program is designated for up to 1.00 contact hour. Program ID# 5514-EM.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.00 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.00 contact hour.
To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.00 hour continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material.
Provider Number AC857; Activity Number 134409 .

Additional Content Planners

Victoria Anderson (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Heather Marie Gibson, BSN, MSN (Nurse Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD (Peer Reviewer)
  • Research Support
    • ITN NIAID- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • FARE- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • DBV Technologies- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • Astellas Pharma- clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
    • Nestlé - clinical area of hypoallergenic infant formulas
      Nutricia- clinical area of hypoallergenic infant formulas
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific - clinical area of immunotherapy for food allergy
  • Consultant
    • Merck- clinical area of sublingual immunotherapy for dust mites
    • ALK-Abelló- clinical area of data monitoring committee - clinical area for sublingual immunotherapy for dust mites
  • Advisory Board
    • Gerber Nutritional Institute - clinical area of solid foods for prevention of food allergy

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

Staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.