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Accreditation: Nurses: 6.5 Nursing Contact Hours. This continuing education activity has been approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the ANCC’s Commission on Accreditation. Registered Dieticians: 6.5 CPEUs. Have been approved by the Commission of Dietetic Registration CPE 114227
Main Topics
Keynote Speakers: Sarah N. Taylor, MD Neonatologist & Associate Professor Division of Neonatology Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC Dr. Taylor is an Assistant Professor and attending neonatologist at the Medical University of South in Charleston, SC. She has been involved in many Vermont Oxford initiatives at MUSC including promoting breast milk feedings for VLBW infants. She speaks on internationally on nutritional topics related to the preterm infants. Her research interests are in preterm infant nutrition and growth and she is currently funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study the vitamin D needs of preterm infants. Pamela K. Murphy, PhD, CNM, IBCLC Private Practice Lactation Consultant- Lactation Resources & Clinical Development Manager-Ameda ®  Breastfeeding Products Charleston, SC Dr. Murphy is a PhD prepared certified nurse midwife and lactation consultant who is employed by Ameda, Inc. as their Clinical Development Manager. Prior to this position, she had worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings for over 14 years providing care to women and their healthy full term or high- risk/preterm infants. She maintains a private lactation practice and founded a free, breastfeeding education search site for health care professionals, Her research areas include vitamin D, low milk supply and accurate test weighing techniques. Katlyn E. McGrattan, PhD(c), MS, CF-SLP Speech Language Pathologist Doctoral Program in Health & Rehabilitation Science Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC Katlyn McGrattan is a clinical researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital. Trained as a Speech Language Pathologist, Katlyn’s primary research focus is aimed at improving the standardization of pediatric dysphagia diagnosis and treatment. Current investigations include the identification of optimal physiologic maturation of the swallowing mechanism, standardization of the modified barium swallow study, and identification of cross-system correlations between sucking physiology and swallowing physiology.
Target audience: Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Dietitians, Neonatal & Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Neonatologists & Pediatricians, Speech Language Pathologists & Occupational Therapists working with preterm infants
Improving Breastfeeding Success for the Preterm Infant
The Infant Feeding Mechanism: An Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of Sucking and Swallowing (60 minutes) Overview: Anatomy & physiology of sucking and swallowing, includes several visual recordings of swallow studies. Setting the Stage for Success: Tips and Tools for Transitioning a Preterm Baby to Breastfeed (60 minutes) Overview: Barriers to breastfeeding in the NICU setting, methods to transition infants successfully including adequate maternal milk supply, kangaroo care, non-nutritive sucking, positioning and supplemental breastfeeding systems. Transitioning Very Low Birth Weight Infants to Exclusive Breastfeeding: Is It Possible? (90 minutes) Overview: Current evidence regarding the barriers & opportunities to overcome the nutritional barriers associated with successful breastfeeding of VLBW infants. Medications and Nutrition Supplements Designed from Mother's Milk Components (90 minutes) Overview: Mother's milk is designed to optimize gut health & infant growth. Knowing the science of mother's milk provides insight into the role of breast milk in human development. Optimizing Breastfeeding for the Late Preterm Infant (90 minutes) Overview: Late preterm infant complications are more likely for the breastfed infant. Issues and evidence-based guidelines for lactation success are reviewed.
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