In-Person Event

Care of the Late Preterm Infant

Intended Audience:Registered Nurses and interested healthcare providers providing care for newborns. Purpose:To enable the learner to apply knowledge

Intended Audience:

Registered Nurses and interested healthcare providers providing care for newborns. 


To enable the learner to apply knowledge of patient care needs to provide safe care of the late preterm newborn.


  1. Describe the unique characteristics of the late preterm infant.
  2. Discuss the increased risk for short and long-term outcomes for this patient population.
  3. Review risk factors and pathophysiology contributing to the late preterm newborn's increased risk of hypothermia, hypoglycemia, hyperbilirubinemia, respiratory distress, and infection.
  4. Review individualized care strategies to promote positive breast and bottle feeding outcomes.
  5. List five behavioral feeding cues associated with feeding.
  6. Discuss patient education and discharge preparation for the late preterm newborn. 

Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been approved for 3.25 contact hour(s) for full attendance by Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #31, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines.

Refund Policy:

Blank Children's Hospital reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. In this event, you will be notified and your entire registration fee refunded.

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds for cancellations less than 5 business days prior to the course.

Course Location

Iowa Methodist Medical Center/Blank Children’s Hospital – 1200 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Education Resource Center (ERC) Classroom 4 – park in the ramp and take SE elevators to Level 1

More Information

For questions regarding registration, please contact Lauren Sullivan, Clinical Education Specialist, Maternity Services at or 515-241-6885.

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