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Powerful new advances in neonatal care offer hope and healing for your littlest patients
To help preemies survive and thrive you need to be on top of your game. But your days are non-stop and it’s tough to stay up to date on the newest evidence and best practices.

Join us for the Neonatal Summit and discover the latest evidence and best practices for this vulnerable patient population.

This comprehensive 2-day live training provides essential information and strategies for every practitioner who works with preemies... from the NICU team to early intervention rehab professionals. We’ll take the most critical topics in neonatal care – from seizures and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy to the mouth-body connection in infants – and translate them into practical, real-world solutions you can implement the very next day.

You'll walk away with:
  • Solutions for feeding challenges, both in hospital and at home
  • Clinical strategies for pain assessment and management
  • How to manage complex neonatal conditions including respiratory distress, sepsis, and hypoglycemia
  • Best practices for minimizing developmental delay, promoting growth, and reducing adverse neonatal outcomes
  • How to transport a baby safely... either sending or receiving
  • How to create a healing NICU environment for the patient, family, and staff
Join hundreds of your colleagues from all disciplines for the most exciting neonatal event of the year.

Neonatal Summit: Advancing Prematurity Care

LIVE 2-Day Event: February 8–9, 2024
$1,589.85 Total Value
Just $399.99 Today!
Earn up to 26 CE hours, including up to 6.5 pharmacology CE hours!
Click here for Credit hours breakdown. Click here for SLP credit information.
Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPS) has been submitted to the
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Not sure of your schedule? No problem! Pre-order the self-study version here!
You’ll get live training from an interdisciplinary team of 15 neonatal experts to elevate your knowledge... so that you can deliver the very best care.
Who should attend? Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, lactation consultants, and all other clinicians who take care of premature infants.
*Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPS) has been submitted to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. 
Summit Features
  • 2-day conference event, designed to advance your abilities to the next level!
  • Presented by 15 multi-disciplinary neonatal specialists, including MDs, NPs, PTs, OTs, IBLCCs, PharmDs, and more
  • Earn up to 26 CE Hours, including up to 6.5 pharmacology CE hours
  • 7 FREE on-demand bonus videos to watch at your convenience available a week before the event
  • Save $100 when you register by 01/24/2024
  • Many topics relevant to maintain your neonatal certification
Participate in the Live Online Event
  • 2-day LIVE online event
  • Opportunity for Q&A with faculty
  • Earn up to 26 CE hours... immediately after the event
  • Online access available for 30 days afterwards*
Can't Attend Live
  • Watch the sessions at your own pace and schedule
  • Earn up to 26 self-study CE hours
  • Unlimited access to all conference sessions
  • Unlimited access to all handouts
Neonatal Summit: Advancing Prematurity Care
LIVE 2-Day Event: February 8–9, 2024
$1,589.85 Total Value
Just $399.99 Today!
Earn up to 26 CE hours, including up to 6.5 pharmacology CE hours!
Click here for Credit hours breakdown. Click here for SLP credit information.
Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPS) has been submitted to the
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Not sure of your schedule? No problem! Pre-order the self-study version here!
2024 Neonatal Summit Schedule
Day 1 | Thursday, February 8, 2024
8:00 AM – 3:50 PM Central Time
Alissa Bobek, SLP, CNT
Assessing and Treating Infant Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in the NICU with a Focus on High-Risk Populations
Alissa Bobek, SLP, CNT | Click here for information about Alissa Bobek

In the NICU, every feed matters for our tiniest heroes. Whether they're on the cusp of discharge or facing complex medical challenges, their neuroprotective feeding journey is pivotal. This course is your roadmap to identifying and supporting these high-risk infants, crafting safe feeding care plans, and collaborating seamlessly with the multidisciplinary team. We'll delve into comprehensive assessment, share real-life case studies, and empower you to make neuroprotective decisions that prioritize family-centered care, ensuring brighter futures for our neonatal warriors. 

Neuroprotective feeding practices in the NICU  

  • Advocacy and education  
  • Family-centered care  

Comprehensive Evaluation of Feeding and Swallowing  

  • Clinical bedside evaluation...chart review, identifying high-risk Infants...pre-feeding assessment, breast/bottle trials, collaboration with team  
  • Instrumental assessment...indications and timing, MBSS, FEES, interpreting results, developing feeding plan with medical team and family  

Individualized Feeding Plan  

  • Family-centered  
  • Pre-feeding stimulation and therapeutic feeds  
  • Breastfeeding  
  • Bottle feeding  
  • Practice challenges  
  • Discharge planning case studies  
  • Success stories...challenges  

Kendra Shelby, IBLCLC, CLC
Breastfeeding in the NICU
Kendra Shelby, IBLCLC, CLC | Click here for information about Kendra Shelby

Let’s explore the multifaceted world of breastfeeding in the NICU, which includes both art and science. Discover cutting-edge techniques and evidence-based practices to empower these tiny warriors...including skin-to-skin contact, early breastfeeding initiation, breast milk expression approaches, safe and efficient milk storage, enteral feeding, and more! Create a supportive breastfeeding environment in the NICU that allows you to provide holistic support for premature infants on their path to health and growth.

Challenges and Requirements 

  • Uncover the unique challenges of breastfeeding premature infants. 
  • Explore the impact of gestational age, medical conditions, and nutritional needs. 

Skin-to-Skin Contact and Early Initiation 

  • Emphasize the importance of skin-to-skin contact and early breastfeeding initiation in the NICU. 
  • Delve into best practices for facilitating these vital bonding experiences. 

Expressing, Collecting, and Storing Breast Milk 

  • Explore methods and technologies for efficient milk management. 
  • Ensure safe handling, expressing, collecting, and storing of breast milk for premature infants. 

Interdisciplinary Collaboration 

  • Recognize the significance of interdisciplinary collaboration in creating a supportive breastfeeding environment in the NICU. 

Assessment and Adjustment 

  • Utilize appropriate assessment tools to monitor feeding progress and nutritional needs of premature infants. 
  • Make necessary adjustments to the breastfeeding plan for optimal care. 

Empowering Parents for Home Care 

  • Equip parents with the knowledge and skills needed to continue breastfeeding and provide care for their premature infants at home after NICU discharge.

Jennifer Humphries, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC
Pain Assessment and Management in the Neonate
Jennifer Humphries, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC | Click here for information about Jennifer Humphries

In the heart of every neonatal clinician lies the profound challenge of understanding and alleviating pain in our smallest patients and avoiding short- and long-term adverse sequelae. In this session, Dr. Humphries will guide you through the intricacies of neonatal that you can recognize even the most subtle cues and empower you to provide relief. Learn the latest evidence about optimal pain management and the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork in delivering comprehensive neonatal pain care.

Primary Principles of Neonatal Pain 

  • Regardless of past assumptions, neonates feel pain. 
  • Assessment of severity and the effects of analgesia can be measured in the neonate. 
  • Neonatal morbidity may be increased by prolonged or severe pain. 

Pain Measurement in Neonates 

  • Reliable and validated pain scales. 
  • How do we measure pain in a neonate 
  • Physiologic measurements (vital signs, clinical signs, serum samples) 
  • Behavioral measurements 

Developmental Consequences of Pain 

  • Physiologic development 
  • Anatomic Development 
  • Neurodevelopment 

Pharmacologic Regimens for Pain 

  • Choosing effective and safe analgesics 
  • Drug doses appropriate for age and gestation 
  • Known Pharmacokinetics 
  • Known Pharmacodynamics 

Non-Pharmacological Treatment for Pain  

  • Avoiding or minimizing painful or stressful procedures 
  • Swaddling during procedures or stressful events 
  • Skin to Skin 
  • Nonnutritive sucking 
  • Oral Sucrose 

Effectiveness of Pain Management 

  • Reassess pain 
  • Document effectiveness of pain relief 

Neonatal Withdrawal 

  • Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) 
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) 

Education Component for Providers and Families  

  • Written guidelines and protocols for the management of pain in neonates 
  • Healthcare providers have the responsibility to identify, prevent, and manage pain in neonates. 
  • Sedation is not a pain relief and could mask the ability to respond to painful stimuli. 

Limitations of the Research and Potential Risks 

  • Limited studies on pain management in neonates 
  • Barriers related to multiple reasons (fear of use, misconceptions of pain in a neonate, long-term effects of analgesic use, etc.) 

Christine Perez, PhD, BSN, RN, CEIM
Collaborative Neonatal Intensive Care Support Team
Christine Perez, PhD, BSN, RN, CEIM | Click here for information about Christine Perez

In the NICU, where vulnerability meets resilience, families face unimaginable challenges. As a healthcare professional, you have the incredible opportunity to make a monumental difference in the experience of families. Discover how teamwork, empathy, and effective communication can transform the NICU from a stressful to a nurturing environment. Gain actionable insights and strategies to implement immediately in your NICU practice, enhancing the well-being of both infants and their families.

Interprofessional Collaboration   

  • Review current standards for levels of neonatal care   
  • Identify Interprofessional NICU team members   
  • NICU physical design layouts and environmental considerations  

Effective Communication   

  • The art of shared decision-making   
  • Achieving health equity  
  • Unmasking implicit bias   
  • Strategies and approaches for effective communication 

Supporting Families   

  • Building and maintaining relationships   
  • Resiliency skills: Equipping families 
  • Empowering families: Enabling self-management   
  • Best practices for guiding families 
Day 2 | Friday, February 9, 2024
8:00 AM – 4:20 PM Central Time
Kristin Horwath, PT, DPT, CNT, NTMTC Jennifer Ainsworth, MS, OTR/L NTMTC
Nurturing Connections: Exploring the Mouth-Body Connection in Developing Infants 
Kristin Horwath, PT, DPT, CNT, NTMTC, and Jennifer Ainsworth, MS, OTR/L NTMTC | Click here for information about Kristin Horwath | Click here for information about Jennifer Ainsworth

Join us for an enlightening session that delves into the fascinating world of the mouth-body connection in developing infants. We will explore the crucial role of oral motor skills, sensory experiences, and early feeding behaviors in an infant’s overall development. We will explore evidence-based strategies and techniques to support infants’ development.

Sucking Reflex 

  • Begins in utero 
  • After birth at term...coordinated suck-swallow-breathe reflex 
  • Interruption in sequence in premature birth 
  • Reflexes and movement patterns...influenced by environmental, physiological, neurological, and behavioral factors. 

Posture and Mobility 

  • Affect feeding patterns and impact a baby's posture and mobility 
  • Function of the mouth and body are inextricably linked 
  • Understanding this connection and avoid treating either aspect in isolation 

Neonatal Movement Patterns 

  • Foundation in the development of the baby's oral motor skills 
  • Subsequent feeding progression and feeding journey beyond the NICU 
  • Best practices in caring for premature infants include intentional touch and handling 
  • Optimal base for oral motor and respiratory patterns 
  • Functional movement patterns and positioning for optimal development 

Julia Muzzy Williamson, PharmD, BCPPS, BCNSP, C-ELBW
Micronutrients is Premature Neonates: Bringing the Macro Problems to Parenteral Nutrition
Julia Muzzy Williamson, PharmD, BCPPS, BCNSP, C-ELBW | Click here for information about Julia Muzzy Williamson

Nutritional care for preterm neonates remains a challenge in clinical practice. In this session, we will delve into assessing nutritional needs of neonates, the significance of micronutrients in the growth and development of neonates, and evidence-based recommendations for TPN administration. You will be well-equipped to effectively manage micronutrient supplementation and TPN in neonates, within a team environment, ensuring optimal nutrition and growth for these vulnerable patients.

Guideline Comparison  

  • Dive into the neonatal nutrition guidelines.  
  • Spotlight differences in practices and resources.  
  • Analyze current products with guideline recommendations.  

Micronutrient Insights  

  • Understand the role of each micronutrient.  
  • Identify the risk of deficiency and toxicity.  
  • Navigate dosing challenges and monitoring limitations.  

Preterm Neonates: Dosing and Products  

  • Explore the latest research on dosing in preterm neonates.  
  • Uncover product limitations and applications.  
  • Apply knowledge to patient case scenarios.  

Patient Case Scenarios  

  • Assess for deficiency and toxicity.  
  • Evaluate lab data and create monitoring plans.  
  • Tackle shortage management for complex cases.  

Electrolyte Disturbances  

  • Focus on intrauterine growth restriction.  
  • Spotlight recent product shortages and challenges.  
  • Tackle issues with multivitamins, calcium gluconate, and cysteine. 

Maricel Maxey, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC
Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Maricel Maxey, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC | Click here for information about Maricel Maxey

Delve into the evolving nature of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), uncovering the cascade of biochemical events that lead to irreversible neuronal injury. Gain valuable insights into the identification of causes, comprehensive management strategies, and potential outcomes, equipping neonatal healthcare professionals with the knowledge to make informed decisions in the critical care of newborns.

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) 

  • Definition of HIE and its prevalence in full-term newborns 
  • Pathophysiology of HIE, including the cascade of adverse biochemical events 
  • Evolving nature of HIE and the progression to irreversible neuronal injury 

Different Causes of Neonatal Encephalopathy

  • Risk factors and potential causes leading to neonatal encephalopathy 
  • Identification of prenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal factors contributing to HIE 
  • Importance of recognizing and addressing these causes promptly 

Management Approach for HIE

  • Early recognition and assessment of HIE in newborns 
  • Immediate and ongoing medical interventions to mitigate hypoxic ischemic injury 
  • Therapeutic hypothermia and other emerging treatments for HIE management 
  • Interdisciplinary approach involving obstetricians, neonatologists, and other healthcare professionals 

Potential Outcomes of HIE

  • Long-term consequences of HIE on neurodevelopment 
  • Impact on cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning disabilities, and epilepsy 
  • Strategies for early intervention and rehabilitation to improve outcomes 

Consideration of family support and counseling in the context of potential outcomes 

Shannon Tinkler, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC
Seizing the Spotlight: Understanding Neonatal Seizures
Shannon Tinkler, MSN, CNS, RNC-NIC | Click here for information about Shannon Tinkler

Neonatal seizures are a commonly encountered neurologic condition in neonates...with unique pathophysiology and electrographic findings resulting in clinical manifestations and diagnostic nuances. We will discuss the evaluation and treatment of neonatal seizures and highlight the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and treating infants with seizures...including transition to home.

The Neonatal Seizure Landscape...Pathophysiology and Clinical Manifestations of Seizures 

  • Common conditions associated with neonatal seizures 
  • Differentiating abnormal movements and seizures...a crucial skill for early diagnosis 

Path to Diagnosis 

  • Conventional electroencephalogram for diagnosis and continued monitoring  
  • Amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram for screening and diagnosis  
  • Advanced imaging to aid in determination of cause and assessment of injury 

Easing the Seizure Burden...Treatment Approaches 

  • Common medications used to treat seizures in the neonatal population  
  • Strategies for mitigating effects of neonatal seizures on long-term outcomes  
  • Limitation of current evidence and potential risks  
Neonatal Summit: Advancing Prematurity Care
LIVE 2-Day Event: February 8–9, 2024
$1,589.85 Total Value
Just $399.99 Today!
Earn up to 26 CE hours, including up to 6.5 pharmacology CE hours!
Click here for Credit hours breakdown. Click here for SLP credit information.
Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPS) has been submitted to the
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Not sure of your schedule? No problem! Pre-order the self-study version here!
PLUS, when you register today, you’ll receive 7 FREE on-demand bonus sessions!
Benjamin Courchia, MD
Respiratory Distress Syndrome of the Neonate: A Comprehensive Approach
Includes 1.0 hour of pharmacology content
Benjamin Courchia, MD | Click here for information about Ben Courchia

The first hours and days of life are of crucial importance for the newborn infant, when they are particularly vulnerable to a range of respiratory diseases, many unique to this period of early life as the developing fluid-filled fetal lungs adapt to the extrauterine environment. The clinical signs of respiratory distress are important to recognize and further investigate, to identify the underlying cause. The epidemiology, diagnostic features and management of common neonatal respiratory conditions are covered in this presentation.

Introduction to Neonatal Respiratory Challenges 

  • Overview of Common Respiratory Problems in Neonatology 
  • Prevalence and Impact on Neonatal Health
    • Overview of respiratory mechanics 
  • Evidence-Based Management of Neonatal Respiratory Disease 
    • Presentation of Respiratory Distress
      • Common and Non-specific
      • Differential Diagnosis 
  • Evidence-Based Practices in Treatment and Care 
  • Case-Study 

Diagnostic Framework for Neonatal Respiratory Distress 

  • Understanding the Spectrum of Respiratory Distress in Neonates 
    • Pneumonia 
    • Pulmonary AIr Leak 
    • Pneumothorax 
    • Pneumomediastinum 
    • Pulmonary Interstitial Emphysema (PIE) 
  • Physical Examination and Diagnostic Tools 
    • Transillumination 
    • Chest Radiograph 
    • Needle Thoracostomy 
  • Building a Diagnostic Framework 

Wrap-up and Key Takeaways 

Cheryl Bird, DNP, NNP-BC
Navigating Challenges in Premature Infant Transport: Ensuring Safe Transfers
Cheryl Bird, DNP, NNP-BC | Click here for information about Cheryl Bird

In the high-stakes realm of neonatal care, every second counts, and every move must be precise. In this session, you'll gain an invaluable understanding of the specialized skills required to handle fragile neonates during these life-defining moments. Led by an experienced transport team member, you'll master techniques for assessing and stabilizing neonates and ensuring a seamless transition to a higher acuity NICU, where these tiny patients continue their fight for life.

Introduction to Neonatal Transport  

  • Importance of neonatal transport  
  • Key factors influencing transport decisions  

Modes of Transport  

  • Ambulance transport...Advantages and limitations  
  • Proper equipment and setup  
  • Airlift transport...When to consider  
  • Ensuring safety during air transport  

Assessing Neonatal Stability  

  • Comprehensive neonatal assessment  
  • Indicators of stability and readiness for transport  
  • Strategies for stabilizing the neonate before transport  

The Hand-off Process  

  • Effective communication between sending and receiving facilities 
  • Standardized hand-off protocols 
  • Sharing critical patient information 
  • Ensuring continuity of care during the hand-off  

Supporting Parents  

  • The emotional aspect of neonatal transport  
  • Providing information and reassurance to parents  
  • Involving parents in the care process when possible  
  • Resources and support for families  

Emergency Response and Decision-Making  

  • Handling complications during transport  
  • Rapid decision-making in high-stress situations  
  • Ensuring the safety of the neonate and transport team  
  • Conclusion and Future Directions  
  • Recap of key takeaways  
  • The evolving landscape of neonatal transport  
  • Natural disasters preparation  
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development in neonatal care

Stephanie Abbu, DNP, RN, CNML
Knowing More Than the ABCs to Promote Safe Infant Sleep Practices
Stephanie Abbu, DNP, RN, CNML | Click here for information about Stephanie Abbu

NICU graduates, especially those with racial/ethnic disparities are at a high risk for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). Learn how to successfully establish a safe sleep program in the hospital setting and help parents transition these practices to home. Tactics to talk with families about safe sleep and risk reduction strategies will be presented. Next steps will focus on sustaining our efforts and increasing community engagement to further decrease SUID rates.

History of safe sleep practices 

  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) defined 
  • AAP recommendations – 30 years of evidence 

In-hospital initiatives / safe sleep program 

  • Policy development 
  • Crib cards 
  • Model behavior 
  • Sleep sacks 
  • Discharge gift 

Barriers/opportunities in NICU and nursery 

  • Family and Staff Education
  • Developmental Care 
  • Supportive positioning 
  • Staff workload and personal experiences 

Health Disparities 

  • Mortality gap 
  • State variations 
  • Racial/Ethnic trends 
  • Decreasing racial disparities 

Home health/pediatrician office follow up 

  • Discuss sleep safety 
  • Assess sleep environment 
  • Risk reduction efforts 

Next steps 

  • Sustainability tactics 
  • Community engagement

Julia Muzzy Williamson, PharmD, BCPPS, BCNSP, C-ELBW
Neonatal Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
Includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology content
Julia Muzzy Williamson, PharmD, BCPPS, BCNSP, C-ELBW | Click here for information about Julia Muzzy Williamson

Whether it is hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia in a neonate, it signals a failure of the normal transition from fetal to postnatal patterns of glucose homeostasis, and both can lead to complications and are important risk factors for mortality and morbidity in the neonatal period. In this session, Julia Muzzy Williamson will provide a comprehensive overview of both conditions, their complex etiologies, and the most current guidelines for management. Learn how to work within the interdisciplinary team to treat these challenging conditions and improve outcomes for these little patients.


  • Etiology 
    • Prematurity and Intrauterine growth restriction  
    • Increased stress hormones  
    • Causes related to feeding/total parenteral nutrition (TPN) 
    • Sepsis 
    • Iatrogenic 
    • Transient neonatal diabetes mellitus 
    • Drugs  
  • Evaluation 
  • History and Physical 
  • Workup 
  • Glucose 
  • Electrolytes 
  • Differential Diagnoses 
  • Treatment and Management - Interdisciplinary 
  • Glucose Infusion Rate (GIR) 
  • Role of Insulin 


  • Etiology 
    • Insufficient glucose supply, with low glycogen or fat stores or poor mechanisms of glucose production        
    • Increased glucose utilization (excessive insulin production or increased metabolic demand) 
  • Failure of counter-regulatory mechanisms 
  • Evaluation 
  • History and Physical 
  • Workup 
  • Differential Diagnoses 
  • Treatment and Management - Interdisciplinary 
  • Early feeding 
  • Intravenous dextrose 
  • Second line - corticosteroids 

Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS
Transition from NICU to Home: Great Expectations with Evaluation and Treatments
Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, CH, CFPS | Click here for information about Karen Pryor

Evaluation of the fragile infant takes special skills and connection to family. There may be intensive treatments based on work – rest and goals established, to catch up to milestones with their peers. Looking at the medical findings, scans, genetic tests, and equipment needs will provide knowledge about what is happening on the outside. Neurological findings enlighten the therapist to what is working and what may need to be rewired for optimum function. Accommodations may need to be designed for special cases. Tracheostomies, feeding tubes and oxygen are a few items we must work around to encourage rolling, coming to sitting and other milestones.


  • Neurological findings 
  • Genetics 


  • Evaluate motor functions that are working 
  • Assess what is not working well 

Asymmetry – face, neck, trunk, upper and lower extremities 

Positional movements 

  • Tummy time  
  • Supine positions 
  • Side lying  
  • Accommodations for tracheostomy, oxygen, tube feeding equipment 

Asymmetrical presentations 

  • Torticollis  
  • Scoliosis 
  • Tone 
  • Arm and leg lengths   

Determine pain influence 

  • Methods of treatment 
  • Myofascial assistance 

Building a home program for the newborn 

  • Activities to gently awaken the nervous system 
  • Positioning and movement 

Michelle Donahoo, RRT-NPS
Optimizing Ventilation of the Premature Infant
Michelle Donahoo, RRT-NPS | Click here for information about Michelle Donahoo

In the NICU, the aim of any ventilation strategy is to support the neonate's respiratory system during compromise while limiting any long-term damage to the lungs and the skin. In this session, we will review the many different ventilation modes and strategies that are available to assist with the optimization of non-invasive ventilation management and help the team make the best choice for treatment.

Standard NC 

  • Type and indications 

High flow NC 

  • Review Vapotherm system 
  • Review Optiflow system 
  • Heating and Humidity 


  • Flow generated  
  • Bubble 
  • Heating and Humidity 

Non-Invasive Ventilation modes in various ventilators 

  • Review differences between a few ventilators and their NIV modes and how they work 
  • Review interfaces differences connected to ventilator 
    • RAM NC 
    • F&P Interface 
  • Heating and Humidity 


Neonatal Sepsis
Includes 0.5 hour of pharmacology content
Mel Cook, MSN, RNC-NIC, C-ELBW, PHN, DNP-C | Click here for information about Mel Cook

One of the most common clinical issues you will encounter while working in the NICU is neonatal sepsis. Do you feel confident in identifying a neonate’s unique risk factors, along with recognizing the subtle signs and symptoms for neonatal sepsis? What about collecting and analyzing the relevant diagnostics, integrating multiple clinical interventions, and participating in infection prevention measures, all the while promoting family engagement to best manage these situations? Or would you like a refresher? Whether you are a 20-year NICU veteran, transitioning to the NICU, or a new grad, this dynamic course led by Mel Cook will equip you with the knowledge and confidence you need to effectively manage neonatal sepsis.

What is Neonatal Sepsis 

  • Impact 
  • How the Immune System Works 
  • Routes of Transmission 

Risk Factors 

  • Maternal 
  • Neonatal 
  • Hospital 

Early Onset Sepsis 

  • Definition 
  • Group B Streptococcus (GBS) 
  • Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) 

Late Onset Sepsis (LOS) 

  • Definition  
  • Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcus (Coag-Neg Staph) 
  • Care Bundle 

Clinical Presentation 

  • Vital Signs 
  • Early Clinical Presentation 
  • Late Clinical Presentation 
  • Differential Diagnosis 


  • Blood Culture 
  • Complete Blood Count with Differential  
  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) 
  • Lumbar Puncture  

Clinical Treatments 

  • Antibiotics 
  • Respiratory Support 
  • Hemodynamics  

Family Perceptions 

  • Sepsis is Traumatic  
  • Family-Centered Care 
  • NICU Caregiver Considerations - Full Circle 
Neonatal Summit: Advancing Prematurity Care
LIVE 2-Day Event: February 8–9, 2024
$1,589.85 Total Value
Just $399.99 Today!
Earn up to 26 CE hours, including up to 6.5 pharmacology CE hours!
Click here for Credit hours breakdown. Click here for SLP credit information.
Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPS) has been submitted to the
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Not sure of your schedule? No problem! Pre-order the self-study version here!
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