Kelley Karp

6 Things About Being A Registered Dietitian For The NICU & Pediatrics

In recognition of Nutrition Awareness Month, I was delighted to interview two Registered Dietitians at Connecticut Children’s about the ins and outs of their clinical nutrition program in the Milk Room, NICU and Pediatrics floors. Thank you to Jennifer Zarrilli, MS, RD, CD-N and AnnMarie Spizzoucco, RD, CD-N for the insightful and candid interview! 1. …

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Looking to improve your US News & World Report scorecard?

Keriton is committed to supporting clinicians to advance practice through safety, collaboration, and innovation. Did you know that breast milk management can affect at least three scoring metrics (six points total)? You are doing good work. Get the credit. Outcomes and Experience Infant discharge on breastmilk Points for percentage of patients discharged on breastmilk. Points …

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Manufacturers Barcode Scanning

“Should we be scanning breast milk?” “Ok, but what about the fortifiers? And bases for complex formulas? How about ready-to-feeds?” We hear these conversations at NICUs and children’s hospitals often. For some clinical nutrition programs, it’s important to scan a variety of products, in addition to human milk. Two-person administration verifications for maternal and donor …

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How Connecticut Children’s Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

As with most things in 2020, World Breastfeeding Week looked a little different than it usually does. This was no exception at Connecticut Children’s, but they did not let it stop the celebrations. Connecticut Children’s typically partners with Hartford Hospital to have a large party with games, prizes, snacks — many hospitals and speakers attend. …

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NEC Awareness Day – May 17, 2020

Breastmilk is a complex mix of bioactive, cellular, and nutritional components that work together to protect and grow vulnerable infants in the NICU. Years of empirical research demonstrate incontrovertible proof that premature infants who receive maternal breastmilk develop fewer infections, have shorter hospital stays, and better long-term outcomes. The biggest challenges premature infants face include …

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WEBINAR: Straight Talk For Infant Safe Sleep

To honor SIDS awareness month, Keriton is partnering with First Candle to provide this free webinar for clinical staff. For those of you not familiar, First Candle is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and preventable Stillbirths by educating caregivers and families …

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