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Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Unraveling the Mysteries of its Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Unraveling the Mysteries of its Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

45 minutes

Released

August 5, 2019

Expires

April 1, 2021
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Maximum Credits

0.75 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
0.75 / CNE Contact Hours
1.00 / CE for Registered dietitians/nutritionists (RDs/RDNs) and Dietetic technicians

Accredited Provider

This activity is jointly provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition

Program Description

Gut microbial dysbiosis is being increasingly implicated in the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and other serious health complications in preterm infants. With the role of prebiotics and probiotics in human health in general, and infant health in particular, advancing into a new era of recognition and appreciation, these strategies are now being explored for preventing NEC and improving overall neonatal health.

In this program, two leading experts discuss some of the challenges of NEC treatment and the need for effective preventative strategies. The faculty explore potential underlying causes and risk factors for NEC, and share the latest information on interventions that have proven helpful for the prevention and treatment of this common condition.

Intended Audience

NICU healthcare providers including neonatologists, pediatricians, NICU nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, registered dietitians, and other healthcare providers who care for preterm infants

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the role of the microbiome and the impact of neonatal nutrition on the developing immune system as well as growth and development
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis as well as strategies for prevention and treatment
  • Implement clinical trial data and real-world experience on the effectiveness of probiotics and prebiotics for the improvement of overall neonatal health
  • Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME and AKH require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME and AKH resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.

    Faculty

    Mark A. Underwood, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Chief, Division of Neonatology
    UC Davis School of Medicine
    Sacramento, CA, USA

    Dr. Underwood is on the speaker’s bureau of Abbott Nutrition.

    Philip M. Sherman MD, FRCPC
    Professor of Paediatrics and Microbiology
    Hospital for Sick Children
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Dr. Sherman is a consultant to Nestlé Nutrition and conducts contracted research for Lallemand Human Nutrition and BioKPlus. Dr. Sherman also has ownership interest in Antibe Therapeutics.

    Accredited Provider Disclosure

    The staff of Haymarket Medical Education and AKH Inc., and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Credit

    0.75

    Type

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

    Accreditation Statement

    Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statement

    Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Credit

    0.75

    Type

    CNE Contact Hour(s)

    Accreditation Statement

    AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Designation Statement

    This activity is awarded 0.75 contact hour.

    Credit

    1.00

    Type

    CPEU Credit

    Accreditation Statement

    AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

    Designation Statement

    Registered dietitians/nutritionists (RDs/RDNs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive up to 1.00 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008.

    Learners may submit evaluations of program/materials quality to the CDR at www.cdrnet.org.

    Additional Credit Information

    Physician Assistant Continuing Education
    AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.75 Category 1 Credit for completing this activity.

    Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
    AANPCP accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This CME/CE activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.

    Disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Haymarket Medical Education or AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    If you have any questions relating to the CME accreditation of this activity, please contact HME at cmequestions@haymarketmedical.com.

    If you have any questions relating to the CE accreditation of this activity, please contact AKH at jgoldman@akhcme.com.

    If you have any questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

    Instructions

    To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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