Prevention of Malnutrition & Growth Failure
Nutritional support of the preterm infant is a foundational concept in optimizing long term outcomes. Inadequate nutrient intake has a considerable impact on the development of malnutrition and potentially growth failure which has a significant impact on neurodevelopmental outcomes. In this presentation, the diagnosis of malnutrition will be discussed and strategies shared to take a proactive approach to optimize nutrition and growth. Quality improvement activities will be suggested.
1. Describe two evidence-based nutritional interventions to prevent malnutrition and post-natal growth failure.
2. Identify one long-term risk associated with growth failure.
Total CE: 1.5
NCC Code NNP 3 or 7
NCC Code NIC 1 or 7
NCC Code LRN 2 or 7
Rx = 0.2
*This presentation was included in the Small Baby Care Specialist® Program
Last updated: October, 2021
Mindy is a doctoral prepared neonatal clinician with an aptitude for application of evidence into practice. She has experienced and mastered many roles working in the NICU for over 30 years. She has first-authored two papers demonstrating the application of evidence into practice with positive clinical outcomes while supporting a team-based approach to care. Her foundational core is an enthusiasm for quality and improving the patient, family, and team experience in the NICU. She is a faculty member for the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Quality Improvement Collaborative, Micropremature Homeroom. Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant is Mindy’s ardent focus. Her respect for the resiliency of the ELBW infant inspires her to share her extensive knowledge and expertise by designing programs and tools to improve the multidisciplinary team’s model of care for this vulnerable population.
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