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.
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