The NICU can feel like unfamiliar territory for many dietitians. That's why we created resources that will help you feel more confident when caring for this very special patient population.
Included in the toolkit:
NICU Nutrition 101 | 1 CPEU
Dietitians have a critical role in helping premature infants grow and develop. In this webinar, 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
Parenteral Nutrition in the NICU | 1 CPEU
One of the most important goals in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is to support optimal growth, which in turn supports optimal neurodevelopmental outcomes. When enteral nutrition cannot be utilized or fully utilized, parenteral nutrition is required. NICU dietitian, Melissa Odorisio, MS, RD, LD/N, CNSC, explains the ins and outs of parenteral nutrition in this important care setting. Read the informational piece, then apply your knowledge with a complete practice case scenario.
Learning Needs Codes: 3000, 4150, 5060, 5440
Performance Indicators: 10.2.4, 10.2.5, 10.2.8, 10.2.11
NICU PN Assessment | Infographic
Approaching parenteral nutrition for a NICU baby can be quite intimidating. While you are learning how to treat these little ones, check out this quick and easy-to-use handout.
NICU EN Assessment | Infographic
Nutrition is critically important for NICU babies. When you hit a roadblock, it's important to work quickly to develop another plan to safely deliver adequate nutrition to these little ones. This step-by-step guide will help you move swiftly and ensure your NICU babies are receiving the best nutrition possible.