NICU Nutrition 101
NICU NUTRITION 101

This webinar will delve into becoming an effective NICU RD. The course will discuss the basics of NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) nutrition, how to deliver effective, safe enteral and parenteral nutrition as well as how to develop rapport with other NICU staff so your recommendations are heard.
Upon successful completion of this two-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of a having an RD in the NICU.


  • Discuss the unique nutrient requirements of preterm infants.


  • Prescribe safe and effective enteral and parenteral nutrition regimens.


  • Develop meaningful relationships with other NICU staff in order to make effective recommendations.
Live Event Date: Sep 24, 2015
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3020, 5000, 5060, 5440
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.3.1, 4.1.2, 8.1.3
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Allied Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Theresa Loomis, DCN, RD
Theresa Loomis

Dr. Loomis received her B.S from the University of Rhode Island and her M.S. and Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with 12 years of experience in neonatal and pediatric nutrition. Theresa has conducted research in a number of areas related to the nutrition care of the high-risk infant, including the impact of a Registered Dietitian in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting on the adequacy of parenteral nutrition administration and the timeliness of the initiation of enteral nutrition, the use of post-discharge formulas in low birth weight (LBW) infants after discharge from the NICU, and the adequacy of vitamin D intake in LBW infants. Her doctoral work looked at the impact of standardized feeding guidelines for low birth weight infants on enteral nutrition administration, growth, and bone and liver health. She focused her clinical residency on the care of children with obesity. She has publications on the use of probiotics for infants and on nutrition after NICU discharge. Currently Theresa is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at SUNY Oneonta and the Director of the Masters Program and Dietetic Internship.

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Live Date: (Feb 11,2016)
Expiration Date: (Feb 10,2019)

Rating: 4.65 out of 5

Instructor: Theresa Loomis, DCN, RD

Duration: 2 hours