Development of the Preterm Gut

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Michael Caplan, MD, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at NorthShore University HealthSystem, overviews the development of the gastrointestinal system in preterm infants, with an emphasis on contemporary issues in the management of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Dr. Caplan discusses the development of the microbiome, and reviews the use of probiotics in preterm infants. Dr. Caplan also reviews human- and bovine-based formulas, and how they affect the risk for NEC.

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: 2019-07-31
Closes: 2021-07-31

Target Audience:

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • Michael Caplan, MD

    Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
    Chief Scientific Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem
    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
    Chicago, Illinois

Learning Objectives

  • Associate development of the preterm gut microbiome with the risk for NEC
  • Compare the effect of human milk versus formula feeding on intestinal health
  • Link pathogenic contributors with a preventative strategy for NEC in an infant

Faculty Disclosures

Michael Caplan, MD

  • Research Support
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition – clinical area: Infant Nutrition
  • Consultant
    • Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals – clinical area: Probiotics
  • Speakers Bureau
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition – clinical area: Infant Nutrition

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 activity 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# 5731-EM1.
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 150118.
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Additional Content Planners

Erin Allen, MS, RD, LDN (RD Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Chris Fischer, MSc (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Heather M. Jimenez, FNP-C (Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

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