NICU Nutrition 101
NICU NUTRITION 101
This webinar will delve into the intricacies of becoming a 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 one-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: Nov 15, 2019
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3020, 5060, 5440
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.3.1, 4.1.2, 8.1.3
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

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

Dr. DeLorenzo has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) since 2001. She received her Bachelor in Science in Food Science and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island and her Master of Science and Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has worked in a variety of settings including in the clinical setting in the neonatal intensive care unit, the outpatient pediatric setting, and academia including her current position as Program Director at Logan University as Director of Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance and the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics. Dr. DeLorenzo serves as the Dietitian for the USA Para-Olympic Powerlifting team.

In addition to dietetics, Dr. DeLorenzo is a 200 hour trained yoga teacher and is currently obtaining her certification in yoga therapy with an emphasis on improving body image. She teaches online yin yoga and power yoga and provides yoga therapy for clients with anxiety, body dysmorphia and pain. As owner and founder of Nutrition for Optimal Performance, Dr. DeLorenzo works with athletes to help them to make sure they are eating the correct proportion of macro and micro- nutrients to perform their best. She also helps athletes come up with a race day nutrition and hydration plan to feel and race as good as possible.

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Expiration Date: (Sep 16,2022)

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