Care of Newborns: Both Term and Preterm

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe Common newborn exam findings that are normal
  • Identify newborn exam findings that are abnormal and need further evaluation
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis for excessive crying in infants
  • Review the definition and proposed etiologies of infantile colic
  • Discuss current evidence for common treatment of infantile colic
  • Review a head-to-toe system to ensure infants who were born prematurely have an appropriate ongoing follow-up of potential medical issues
  • Understand what additional screening is necessary for infants born prematurely
  • Discuss unique aspects of growth and nutrition for infants born prematurely


Intended Audience:

This online course is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric nurses, neonatologists, and neonatal nurses.


The online course on neonatal health and assessment equips participants with essential knowledge and skills to ensure the well-being of newborns. By the course’s conclusion, participants will be able to confidently describe common newborn exam findings that fall within the realm of normalcy while also identifying those findings that require further evaluation. The course guides learners in formulating a comprehensive differential diagnosis for excessive crying in infants and delves into the definition and proposed etiologies of infantile colic, backed by the latest evidence-based treatments. Moreover, the program offers a holistic approach, covering a head-to-toe system for ongoing medical evaluation of prematurely born infants and elucidates the additional screening required for this specific group. The course concludes by discussing the unique aspects of growth and nutrition for prematurely born infants, thereby ensuring that healthcare professionals are well-prepared to provide optimal care for neonatal patients.

Assessment and Earning CME Credit:

To receive CME credit for this episode in Armenia, you must take the CME quiz at the end of this course. You have 3 chances to get a 70% to pass. Once you pass the quiz, we will send your information to the Armenian Ministry of Health for credits.

Christine Mirzaian, MD, MPH

Christine Mirzaian, MD, MPH

Christine Bottrell Mirzaian, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and a General Pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She completed her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, and her Master's in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She then completed her pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and continued on as a faculty member, where she serves as the director of Newborn Services for the AltaMed General Pediatrics Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, supports mothers and infants as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in the lactation clinic, and attends in the Newborn Follow-up Program to provide developmental support for preterm and otherwise high-risk infants.