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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.

Purpose of Activity

To present a review of the evidence demonstrating the brain-gut-axis in the regulation of early life experience and the role of the gut microbiome in modulating stress and pain responses in high-risk infants.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. explain current understanding of the neonatal gut microbiome.
  2. delineate the components of the brain–gut–microbiota axis and discuss its clinical relevance.
Price: $22.95


  • ANCC 2.5 CH
  • DC - BON 2.5 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 CH
  • GA - BON 2.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education 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 Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, #50-1223, Florida Board of Nursing, #50-1223, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: ANC0915
Published: Sep/Oct 2015
Expires: 9/3/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Xiaomei Cong, PhD, RN; Wendy A. Henderson, PhD, MSN, CRNP; Joerg Graf , PhD; Jacqueline M. McGrath , PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN
Categories: Gastrointestinal , Neonatal
Specialties: Gastroenterology, Neonatal
Topics: Microbiome