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CE webinar: Preventing sepsis in the very low birth weigh infant - the role of nutrition and exclusive human milk

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Program Overview:

Preterm early-onset sepsis (EOS) remains a global problem that is potentially fatal. This series of videos will discuss antibiotics, when to stop them and the role of exclusive human milk diets in decreasing sepsis.

Learning Objectives:

By participating in this unit, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the current epidemiology, microbiology, and pathogenesis of neonatal sepsis in VLBW infants while providing a framework for the development of evidence-based approaches to sepsis risk assessment among these infants
  • Evaluate the value of exclusive human milk diet (EHMD) in decreasing sepsis in VLBW infants and improving neurodevelopmental outcomes in these at-risk infants

Speaker Name:

Dan L. Stewart, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics & International Pediatrics
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Co-Director of NICU & ECMO
Norton Children's Hospital
Louisville, KY

Target Audience:

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who have an interest in Neonatology and other related disease areas.

Accreditation Statement:

Physician Accreditation:
Nemours is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Nemours designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nursing Accreditation:
Educational Review Systems is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by ASNA, an accredited provider by the ANCC/Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115. This program is approved for 1.0 hour of continuing nursing education. Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the State of Florida and the District of Columbia.

Disclosure Statement:

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, Nemours must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support?, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose their relevant financial relationships that might be germane to the content of the activity. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/ partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest* whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Nemours has policies/processes in place to resolve potential financial conflicts of interest.

* The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.