Department of Pediatrics

Neonatal Nutrition Virtual Update Practicum

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As part of the Neonatal Nutrition Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine, One-Week Neonatal Nutrition Update Practicums are offered for nutritionists who work with low birth weight and premature infants.

This program is funded in part by Project # T79 MC00023 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

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Purpose and Content

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This program reviews the basics in nutritional support of low birth weight and premature infants. Such topics as neonatal classification, breastfeeding, neonatal nutrient requirements, nutritional assessment, and dilemmas in enteral and parenteral nutrition for premature infants are emphasized.

Discussion among neonatologists and nutritionists is primarily informal. The course pivots around practical experience with premature neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit. This program serves as a time to compare and contrast the nutritional practices for rapidly growing infants in the hospital and to discuss and plan for infants' discharge into the home setting.

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Schedule

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See the proposed schedule for this practicum.

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Participants

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These programs are designed for nutritionists employed within a neonatal intensive care unit. Enrollment is limited to four nutritionists per session to facilitate participant interaction and to maximize the practicum's effectiveness.

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Environment

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Baylor College of Medicine integrates a variety of medical facilities to provide care to high-risk infants, including Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital.

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Continuing Education Accreditation

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Baylor College of Medicine is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered dietitians will receive 25 continuing professional education units for completion of this program.

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Program Dates

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The Neonatal Nutrition Update Practicum will be offered two times this year. Course dates for 2021 are:

  • Jan. 25 - 29, 2021
  • Feb. 8 - 12, 2021
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Registration Fee

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There is no registration charge. This program is funded in part by Project # T79 MC00023 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

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One-week practicums will be virtual for 2021

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Application

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Download the application in MS Word or PDF (requires Adobe Reader).

If you are interested in participating in this One-Week Neonatal Nutrition Update Practicum, please complete and return your application to:

Amy B. Hair, M.D.
Program Director, Neonatal Nutrition and Training Grant
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Email: abhair@texaschildrens.org

Applications must be received by Dec. 18, 2020.

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Questions?

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Contact Jana Unger, MS, RD, LD
Phone: 832-826-7991
Email: jpunger1@texaschildrens.org

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