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Nutrition for the Practicing Pediatric Clinician: Chaos on the Playground: Micronutrient and Fluid Management in Pediatric Nutrition Support (NPPC-2024)

Saturday, March 2 • 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

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Fluid and micronutrient management are critical components of the pediatric nutrition care plan. In this preconference course, presenters use real-life case examples to take a deep dive into all aspects of fluid and micronutrient management from pathophysiology to the practical strategies needed to develop a pediatric nutrition care plan. The course will focus on fluids, acid-base balance, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, anemia, and refeeding syndrome. 


  1. Identify the possible causes of anemia for pediatric patients receiving nutrition support.
  2. Describe how acid-base balance and fluid status are affected by the nutrition care plan.
  3. Explain the pathophysiological processes leading to calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium balance in pediatric patients receiving nutrition support.
  4. Develop a nutrition care plan using the knowledge obtained regarding fluids and micronutrients.

Fluids and Sodium in Pediatric Nutrition Support 
Dana Steien, MD, Director of Pediatric Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

Calcium and Phosphorus in Pediatric Nutrition Support 
Heather McCord, PharmD, CNSC, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Inpatient Pharmacy, M Health Fairview - University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN 

Potassium and Magnesium in Pediatric Nutrition Support 
Kyle Hampson, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, CNSC, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 
Acid-Base in Pediatric Nutrition Support 
Brandi Weller, PharmD, BCNSP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Nutrition Support, Children's Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 

Anemia in Pediatric Nutrition Support 
Ethan Mezoff, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH 

Refeeding Syndrome in Pediatric Nutrition Support 
Katelyn Ariagno, MPH, RD, LDN, CNSC, Senior Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Center for Nutrition, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA 
M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN, Professor of Pharmacy Practice; Director of Workforce Development, Office of Student Success; Director of Professional Development, Office of Education, Northeast Ohio Medical University, College of Pharmacy, Rootstown, OH 

Catherine Larson-Nath, MD, CNSC, Associate Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; Director of Intestinal Rehabilitation Program; Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellowship, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 

CE Credit: 4 hours 
Level: Intermediate 
UAN: JA0002345-0000-24-025-L99-P