Caring for NICU babies can be intimidating for many dietitians. In addition to juggling prematurity or critical illnesses, the care team must ensure the infant grows and develops at an optimal rate. Dietitians have a critical role in this process, as nutrition not only supports growth, but also neurodevelopment. Join NICU dietitian, Melissa Odorisio, MS, RD, LD/N, CNSC, as she introduces the basics about NICU nutrition. You’ll learn how to measure growth, navigate common complications of prematurity, and transition from parenteral to enteral nutrition, and finally oral feeding.
Learning Needs Codes: 4150, 5000, 5170, 5440
Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5