Infant Feedings: The Forgotten Patient Safety Risk

Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, FAND
Director, Clinical Nutrition & Lactation Services | Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA

Caroline is a pediatric registered dietitian with over 28 years of experience. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. Caroline is a frequent international lecturer and has many professional publications on topics including human milk and formula handling including serving as the co-editor of Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Breastmilk and Formula Preparation in Health Care Facilities, 3rd edition. Caroline has received several professional awards including the 2019 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Excellence in Clinical Practice Award.

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Whether implementing a new infant feeding handling program or improving current processes, putting research and published recommen­dations into actual day-to-day practice can be daunting. However, the benefits to patient care make it well worth the effort! The key to success is tapping into existing tools and resources and know­ing where to turn for information.

In Infant Feedings: The Forgotten Patient Safety Risk, Caroline Steele discusses the importance of safe feeding practices in the hospital. She reviews infant feeding handling risks, best practices to manage risks, staff competency, space planning, and how to implement these best practices using current resources and tools.

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