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Feeding Assessment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Course: #5441 Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 28 Reviews

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify barriers to assessing infant feeding in the NICU.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify three main infant profiles in the NICU.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list three diagnoses/co morbidities which may impact an infant's ability to establish full oral feeding.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify three warning signs an infant may demonstrate during oral feeding.

Agenda

0-10 Minutes Introduction and Overview
10-30 Minutes 3 Main Feeding Profiles in the NICU Assessment
30-50 Minutes Case Review
50-55 Minutes Resources
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

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