Managing Minerals and Growth in VLBW Infants: Sodium and Zinc


Learning Objectives

  • Review the physiology of hyponatremia and zinc deficiency
  • Relate complications associated with hyponatremia and zinc deficiency
  • Identify nutritional strategies to manage sodium and zinc


Andi Markel (1)Andi Markell RD, LD, MSL-BC
Medical Science Liaison, Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition


Target Audience: This 1-hour presentation is designed for the healthcare professional caring for premature infants.

Contact Hours: Provided by Kendra Schreiner, RN, 18160 Cottonwood Rd., PMB 352, Sunriver, OR, an independent provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15828. This program is approved for 1 contact hour and 1 CPEU for dietitians. CDR #159311. Learning Codes: 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.8