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Optimizing GI Health in the NICU: Putting Prebiotics and Probiotics to Work

Optimizing GI Health in the NICU: Putting Prebiotics and Probiotics to Work

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

45 minutes

Released

August 12, 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

Recent research focusing on microbial growth in the preterm infant’s GI tract points to a general disturbance in the microbiome, rather than a single pathogen, as a factor for developing serious conditions like necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Findings increasingly indicate that optimization of the microbiome may provide a novel strategy for preventing NEC and other adverse health outcomes among neonates.

In this program, the third in a series of 4 interrelated educational activites on improving outcomes for preterm infants through nutritional intervention and support, 2 leading experts discuss the results of clinical trials of prebiotics and probiotics for improving neonatal health, and the implications for practicing neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) clinicians. The faculty share findings from groundbreaking investigations designed to determine how prebiotics and probiotics may improve overall health outcomes among preterm infants.

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:

  • Describe the impact of the infant gut microbiome on the developing immune system
  • Discuss the multiple factors that contribute to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and their relationship to possible avenues of treatment and prevention
  • Review the latest clinical trial data and real-world experience for the effectiveness of probiotic and prebiotic products in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU)
  • 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.

    Michael Caplan, MD
    Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Chicago
    Pritzker School of Medicine
    Northshore University Health System
    Chicago, IL

    Dr. Caplan receives consulting fees from Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticls, is on the speakers’ bureau and receives funds for contracted research from Mead Johnson Nutrition.

    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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