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This article has been approved by the National Association for Neonatal Nurses Certification Board for Category B Credit toward Recertification as an NNP.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Select the results of the authors' and others' reviews of applicable studies addressing the use of probiotics for reducing the incidence of NEC.
  2. Choose the results of individual studies that explored the use of probiotics for reducing the incidence of NEC.
  3. Compare the bacterial compositions of neonates delivered vaginally with those delivered via cesarean delivery.

Learning Outcomes

Seventy-five percent of participants will demonstrate knowledge of recent research on probiotic use for reducing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) by achieving a minimum score of 70% on the outcomes-based posttest.
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  • ANCC 2.5 CH
  • DC - BON 2.5 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 CH
  • GA - BON 2.5 CH
  • NM - BON 2.5 CH
  • SC - BON 2.5 CH
  • WV - BOERN 2.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Georgia Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board of Nursing, and West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, #50-1223.

Test Code: ANC1222
Published: December 2022
Expires: 12/5/2025
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: Linda Dickison, MS, RN, RNC-NIC; Carmela Gonzalez-Shalaby, MSN, RN, CNL