Customizing Proteins, Fats and Carbs: A Balancing Act in the NICU

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This activity helps participants develop a greater understanding of how protein, energy, vitamins, and minerals support growth and development in preterm infants. More specifically, William W. Hay, Jr, MD, and Bethany Hodges, MS, RD, CNSC, discuss the balance of macronutrients in preterm infants, with a focus on the role of protein. The challenges associated with preterm infant nutrition in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the unique nutritional needs of preterm infants are addressed, along with the implications of suboptimal protein intake on growth and development. Practical recommendations for parenteral and enteral protein intake in the preterm infant are covered, using a collaborative case-based approach. Dr. Hay and Ms. Hodges discuss the protein sources for preterm infants, including mother’s own milk, donor milk, and formula.

Course Credit:

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: 2020-10-27
Closes: 2022-10-27

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for pediatric physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and other healthcare providers who have an interest in newborns, infants and toddlers.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • William W. Hay, Jr, MD

    Professor
    University of Colorado, Retired
    Denver, Colorado

  • Bethany S. Hodges, MS, RD, CNSC

    Neonatal Dietitian
    Bronson Children’s Hospital
    Kalamazoo, Michigan

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the unique nutritional needs of preterm infants
  • Relate the protein needs of preterm infants with growth and development
  • Identify preterm infants whose nutritional needs are changing

Faculty Disclosures

William W. Hay, Jr, MD

  • Consultant
    • Astarte Medical – clinical area: Neonatal Nutrition
  • Advisory Board
    • Astarte Medical – clinical area: Neonatal Nutrition

Bethany S. Hodges, MS, RD, CNSC

  • Speakers Bureau
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition – clinical area: NICU 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 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 158970.
Learners may submit additional evaluations of the quality of this program/material to QualityCPE@eatright.org.

Additional Content Planners

Coy Flowers, MD (Peer Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Jessica Martin, PhD (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Sally Schermer, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRN, CPAN, CAPA (Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

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