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NICU Pearls and Controversies

Drs. Lay and Cober

Amy S. Lay, MD
Director of Acute Care Cardiology, Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit
Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine

M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Akron Children’s Hospital
Professor – Pharmacy Practice, Director of Professional Development,
Northeast Ohio Medical University, College of Pharmacy

A Knowledge-Based Activity
ACPE UAN: 0016-0000-22-036-L01-P, 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ CME
1.0 contact hour CNE

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the reasons to promote the closure of a ductus arteriosus in both very low birth weight preterm infants and full term infants
  • Describe the agents available for pharmacologic closure of a patent ductus arteriosus
  • Describe the interventional options (e.g., catheter based and surgical based) to close a patent ductus arteriosus
  • Describe the risk factors for neonatal refeeding syndrome (RS) and strategies for prevention and treatment
  • Summarize current evidence surrounding recent ASPEN guidelines for parenteral nutrition filtering requirements, photoprotection of parenteral nutrition, and the safe use of newer lipid injectable emulsion for neonatal patients

Speaker Disclosures

All speakers, planning committee members, and reviewers who contributed to this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.