Neonates

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USA Lori Baas Rubarth, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

I have been working in the neonatal area for about 40 years. I received my BSN from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I began working in the NICU right after graduation at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI. I then moved to Detroit and worked at Henry Ford Hospital for 7 years as an RN, Perinatal Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and NNP. I completed my MSN at Wayne State University. I was the first NNP in Michigan, and after leaving Henry Ford, I started working at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. We moved to Arizona in 1985. I worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center in Phoenix and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa (including time at other Banner facilities at Baywood, Mesa Lutheran, and Thunderbird). I completed my PhD at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2005, and moved to Omaha, NE to begin teaching in the NNP program at Creighton University. I have continued to work most weekends in the NICUs at Methodist Women’s Hospital, Creighton University Medical Center, Lakeside Hospital, and Bergan Mercy Medical Center (CHI Health). I love both teaching and the clinical aspects of the NNP role. I love working with students and helping them “get” the connection between physiology and the disease. I also get a “kick” out of attending deliveries, bagging infants, and intubating them!! I love that adrenaline rush! I also enjoy biking, reading a good novel, and enjoy roller blading (until I broke my leg 4 years ago). I have been pretty cautious with my roller skating since then. I have two sons – one in college and one who recently graduated from college and is working in downtown San Francisco. My husband and I love to travel (when I get time off) and have done some kayaking on the beautiful Nebraska lakes.

USA Lori Baas Rubarth, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC
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This talk will discuss the bacteria seen in the NICU and the groups of antibiotics that are used to treat them, differentiating between empiric therapy and directed therapy. The antibiotics covered will be penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, macrolides, carbapenems and vancomycin. Antibiotic resistance patterms and possible new therapies will also be discussed.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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Canada Dr. Souvik Mitra, MD, RCPC (Affiliate)

Dr. Souvik Mitra is an Assistant Professor and neonatologist at the Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He completed his medical school and pediatric residency from Calcutta Medical College, India. Dr Mitra went on to complete his neonatal fellowship at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada and is currently pursuing his Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from the same institution. Cerebral oxygenation and cardiovascular physiology in premature infants are his primary clinical research interests. He also has extensive epidemiological research experience having published a number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. He has shared his research through webinars across Canada and the United States as well as through platform presentations at various international conferences. He has special expertise in targeted neonatal echocardiography and is a member of the Pan-American Hemodynamics (TnECHO) Collaborative.

Canada Dr. Souvik Mitra, MD, RCPC (Affiliate)
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There is increasing evidence that optimizing time spent within targeted oxygen saturation limits improves clinical outcomes in premature infants. Recent randomized clinical trials show that preterm infants who spend more time above the target saturation range tend to have increased retinopathy of prematurity and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, while those infants who spend a considerable time below the target range tend to have more necrotizing enterocolitis and death. Hence it is imperative that we find out the best way to optimize oxygen saturation targeting in preterm infants. Education programs followed by implementation of oxygen titration guidelines for the bedside nursing staff have been shown to have some benefit. However, the ever-increasing NICU workload often makes it impossible for nurses to adhere to strict oxygen titration guidelines. Automated control of inspired oxygen may provide some respite to the nurses as this recent technology has not only been shown to reduce nursing workload but also to improve oxygen saturation targeting in preterm infants. This is an exciting new innovation which, with more refinement in technology and practice, has the potential of becoming the standard of NICU care in future.

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Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 11.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Available in: Neonatal Conference 2018
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Italy Alice Farrow, BSc, IBCLC, Cert PPH

Alice Farrow is an IBCLC, writer, speaker, and infant feeding and health equity advocate. Parent of a child born with a cleft lip and palate, Alice has worked extensively, since 2006, with parents, parent organisations, cleft teams health providers and lactation specialists in order to increase awareness of the specific challenges faced by cleft affected infants and their families and to imprve access to adequate lactation support for this community.

Currently based in Rome, Italy, Alice advocates for, and teaches regularly on, the topic of breastfeeding/chestfeeding with an oral cleft via presentations, courses, articles, booklets and handouts and supports parents and professionals wordwide via their Cleft Lip and Palate Breastfeeding website and associated online support group, and in person and distance consultations.


Italy Alice Farrow, BSc, IBCLC, Cert PPH
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A common misconception among care providers and families is that babies born with an oral cleft cannot breastfeed/chestfeed. This presentation corrects that misconception by exploring cleft types and their expected breastfeeding/chestfeeding outcomes and sharing tools that lactation specialists can use to more effectively support parents when their baby is born with a cleft lip/palate. In particular, during the neonatal period, the lactation specialist is uniquely positioned to support parents to make informed decisions about their feeding choices and create a going home care plan to help them achieve their breastfeeding/chestfeeding goals in the long term.

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Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 11.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Available in: Neonatal Conference 2018
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USA Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS

Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS, is Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University. He received his B.S. and PharmD degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a specialty residency in pediatrics and has served as a pediatric clinical pharmacist for the last 25 years. He has a passion for educating student pharmacists, residents, and clinical team members in all aspects of pediatric pharmacotherapy. He was awarded the Faculty Teaching Award in 2011 and the Outstanding Teacher Award by the classes of 2010, 2011 and 2015. His practice and research interests are broad and include neonatal abstinence syndrome, neonatal sepsis, medications in breastfeeding, among others. He has had the honor of speaking at the Academy of Neonatal Nursing Conference in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

USA Jim Thigpen, PharmD, BCPS
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When faced with a potential neonatal infection, it is critical to choose the correct antibiotic(s) for the situation. Considering the environment of antibiotic resistance and some of the limitations for antibiotic use in this fragile population, selecting the right drug, dose, interval and monitoring parameters can be life and death decisions. This presentation will help the learner understand the complexities of this problem and provide them with the tools to provide state-of-the-art medical care.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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Sweden Renee Flacking, RN, Professor

Renée Flacking is Associate Professor and the leader for Reproductive, Infant and Child Health (RICH) at the School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Sweden. Renée has a background as a Paediatric Nurse, having worked in a Neonatal Care Unit for more than 10 years. In 2007, she received her PhD in Medical Science, Uppsala University: Breastfeeding and Becoming a Mother – Influences and Experiences of Mothers of Preterm Infants. In 2009-2010 she undertook her PostDoc, conducting an ethnographic study in neonatal units in Sweden and England focusing on infant feeding and relationality. Renée has published more than 40 articles on neonatal care and is the Editor, together with Professor Fiona Dykes, for the book Ethnographic Research in Maternal and Child Health, Routledge. Renée’s main research interest is in the area of parenting and feeding in families with preterm infants focusing on emotional, relational and socio-cultural influences.

Sweden Renee Flacking, RN, Professor
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This presentation highlights the impact of separation and closeness on the parent and infant but also the impact of the design in neonatal units on breastfeeding/feeding and relationships. Most neonatal units across the world are designed as Open-bay units with little privacy and few means for mothers to stay in close proximity with their infants. Such units are challenging for parents and even more so in terms of breastfeeding support. With single room units, new challenges appear and hence new strategies need to be sought. Through consideration of the literature and by examples from different studies I will try to illuminate the impact of neonatal units’ design on feeding and parenting.

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Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 11.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Available in: Neonatal Conference 2018
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U.S.A. Nancy Wight, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

Nancy is an attending Neonatologist with San Diego Neonatology, Inc. and is the Medical Director for Sharp HealthCare Lactation Services. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and has been an IBCLC since 1988. She is currently secretary/treasurer, education coordinator and web site co-editor for the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition, which she helped found. Nancy is the Breastfeeding Coordinator for District IX, Chapter 3 of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a past president of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and on the ILCA and HMBANA Advisory Boards. Her book, “Best Medicine: Human Milk in the NICU” was published in July 2008. She was awarded a 2014 Golden Wave Award by the California Breastfeeding Coalition for her efforts to reduce obstacles to breastfeeding in California. On a personal level, she is the wife of an architect/lawyer, mother of a 23 yr old (formerly breastfed) son, and mother to 4 golden retrievers and 1 cat.

U.S.A. Nancy Wight, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP
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The preferred feeding for all NICU infants is human milk, preferably started on day 1. If mother’s own milk is not immediately available, the clinician should consider the use of heat-treated donor human milk (DHM), which has most of the properties of fresh human milk (immunoglobulins, growth and developmental hormones, enzymes, anti-inflammatory factors, etc.), is sterile, and reduces NEC while improving feeding tolerance. The use of human milk and human milk-derived products has been steadily increasing in world-wide NICUs. In many areas of the USA, it is the standard of care. We will explore the benefits and risks of various donor human milk products, as well as the cost-effectiveness, and challenges for NICUs in using these products.

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Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Available in: Neonatal Conference 2017
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USA Ying-Tang Ng, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Ying-Tang Ng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Husson University School of Pharmacy in Bangor, Maine. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wingate University School of Pharmacy in Wingate, NC. Post graduation, Dr. Ng completed her pharmacy practice residency at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL and pediatric specialty residency at Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy in Amarillo, TX. Prior to joining Husson University, Dr. Ng practiced at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC as a clinical pharmacist and at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM) in Detroit, MI as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). At CHM, Dr. Ng also served as the Post-Graduate-Year (PGY-1) residency coordinator for 1st-year residents. Dr. Ng is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She is currently an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).

USA Ying-Tang Ng, Pharm.D., BCPPS
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) provides support to neonates with cardiac and/or respiratory failure despite all other conventional management therapies. Neonates on ECMO are management on a variety of medication therapy including anticoagulation and antimicrobial therapy. Due to the nature of the ECMO circuit, pharmacokinetic properties of medications change which can make pharmacotherapy management challenging. Understanding these difference and changes will help maximize medication therapy in this vulnerable population.

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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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