Achieving full oral feeding is often the final barrier to discharge from the NICU. This course will describe the three main patient profiles found in the NICU, the medical and behavioral prerequisites to establishing oral feeding, common comorbidities that influence an infant’s energy/ability to orally feed and a framework to guide feeding assessment. The course will include a case review of a medically complex infant progression to oral feeding.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify barriers to assessing infant feeding in the NICU.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three main infant profiles in the NICU.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three diagnoses/co morbidities which may impact an infant's ability to establish full oral feeding.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three readiness cues an infant should display to indicate they have the energy/interest to begin oral feeding.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three warning signs an infant may demonstrate during oral feeding.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|10-30 Minutes||3 Main Feeding Profiles in the NICU Assessment|
|30-50 Minutes||Case Review|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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