Parenteral Nutrition in the NICU - RD16

Parenteral Nutrition in the NICU

by Jessica McGee, MS, RD, CSP, LD, CNSC
(4.5 / 351 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (3.00 CPEU)

Price: $59.00
CE-PRO Price: $29.50


Parenteral nutrition can be a matter of life or death for infants in the NICU. Infants — particularly premature infants — often require nutritional support, and parenteral nutrition is used in the first hours or days of life to maximize energy intake while oral or enteral feedings (or a combination of the two) are established. The urgency of initiating PN varies with gestational age and the infant’s medical conditions. The urgency in initiating feeding is because of the infant’s higher metabolic rate and energy requirement per unit of body weight versus adults, so a delay in instituting parenteral nutrition can have dire consequences. This course will provide the latest evidence-based recommendations to successfully implement parenteral nutrition in the NICU, including determining nutrient needs, explaining how to provide those nutrients, monitoring responses and discus


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide current recommendations for optimal nutrition in NICU patients requiring parenteral nutrition. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • List the indications for parenteral nutrition in the preterm infant
  • Formulate an appropriate parenteral solution containing dextrose, amino acids and lipids with adequate protein and calories required by an infant to support adequate growth
  • Determine appropriate fluid, electrolyte and micronutrient needs of preterm infants receiving parenteral nutrition

Accreditation Information
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This course is a level 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3020, 5000, 5010, 5060, 5070, 5440 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 10.1.2, 10.2.7, 8.3.7.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/15/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/8/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/8/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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SARAH J - Oakwood, GA  ·  May 24, 2019
Good course to increase information regarding PN. Very useful info.
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ERIN H - MARIETTA, GA  ·  May 20, 2019
Very informative information for a nicu nurse
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ROSELLE L - Eastvale, CA  ·  May 13, 2019
The course is very educational and informative.
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ROXANNE G - Loganville, GA  ·  Mar 17, 2019
very basic and understandable info
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Krystal P - Azle, TX  ·  Mar 13, 2019
Very informative, I liked the detailed format of the information. I learned a lot about the content from teh materials provided.
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Price: $59.00
CE-PRO Price: $29.50