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March 11, 2013
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NANN SmartBrief Special Report:
Nutrition and the NICU
This NANN special report takes a look at recent news about nutrition of interest to the NICU professional. If you are a new reader to the NANN SmartBrief, you can sign up to receive this free, weekly resource.
  Advances in Care 
  • Sepsis less likely with breast milk
    Very low birth weight neonates who drank breast milk were less likely to develop sepsis and needed much less costly NICU care, according to a study in the Journal of Perinatology. A daily dose of as little as 25 milliliters of milk per kilogram was associated with better health outcomes and health cost savings worth tens of thousands of dollars. ScienceDaily (2/6)
  • Other News
  Research 
  • Can bacterial compounds keep intestines healthy?
    Secretions from intestinal bacteria may treat necrotizing enterocolitis, according to a study in the American Journal of Physiology -- Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital used intestinal tissue models to investigate whether the secretions of healthy gut bacteria could reduce the effects of necrotizing enterocolitis without introducing whole bacteria to infants. News-Medical.Net (2/14)
  • Other News
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  Trends 
  • U.S. study: BPA levels too low for negative effects
    An analysis of 150 studies by Department of Energy toxicologist Justin Teeguarden found that the amount of bisphenol A used in plastic bottles and food containers is too little to account for negative effects on humans. "At these exposure levels, exposure to BPA can't be compared to giving a baby the massive dose of estrogens found in a birth control pill, a comparison made by others," Teeguarden said. "The term low-dose cannot be understood to mean either relevant to human exposures or in the range of human exposures," he added. Google/Agence France-Presse (2/16) , The Guardian (London) (2/15) , The Wall Street Journal (2/15)
  NANN Resources 
  • New: Group membership discounts for new members
    Encourage your colleagues to join NANN! NANN now offers group discounts to new members, making NANN membership more affordable and cost effective for neonatal nurses. Group memberships are available to groups of three or more and must be submitted together via fax, e-mail or mail. The more individuals that join together, the greater the discount becomes! Share this information with your colleagues and help recruit a group to join! As the recruiter, you receive the same discount on your NANN membership renewal. Learn more.
  • Renew your Neonatal Development Care Specialist Designation!
    NANN recognizes the importance of developmental care to optimal patient care. The Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist Designation offers clinicians with developmental care experience an opportunity to apply and assess their knowledge through the completion of an online exam. If you have previously purchased Development Care Specialist Designation and your two years are up, you can renew now by submitting payment and proof of your 20 contact hours of continuing education. Renew now.
  • Free CNE for NANN members with CNENow! modules
    NANN continues to provide you with the best and most relevant education with CNENow! The ongoing series of peer-reviewed educational modules will help neonatal nurses acquire and reinforce knowledge of neonatal care. Learn from one or all five modules, including: Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Interpretation of Blood Gases. After completing each module, test your knowledge with an engaging crossword puzzle. Each module is available for 1.0 CNE contact hours. Learn more.
  • NANN's 29th Annual Educational Conference:   October 2 to 5 in Nashville, Tenn. Registration to open May 1! Learn more.
  

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