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NICU Pearls and Controversies

Amy S. Lay, MD and M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN

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


Dr. Lay has no relevant financial conflicts of interest in relation to this activity. Dr. M. Petrea Cober, a speaker, is a consultant for BBraun/CAPS, Baxter, Fresenius Kabi, and Lexi-Comp. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated. The reviewers who contributed to this activity have nothing to disclose.

Type of Activity: Knowledge-based

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.
Target Audience: Pharmacists Fee: $10 (or $70 for all 10 courses). For C4 2022 participants who registered for the live program, please use the access code provided to you by email.
Release Date: September 19, 2022 Expiration Date: September 19, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour CE: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)

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