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  • WEBINAR-The Maternal-Child Microbiome: An Overview of Evidence and Implications

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.25 credits offered Recorded On: 09/04/2018

    The scientific world is exploding with excitement over the discovery of the microbiome. While it appears clear that suckling infant’s intestinal microbiome communicates with the mother’s lactocyte and perhaps beyond, little is known about the effects of this communication in practical terms. This presentation will review what is known and attempt to explain what it means, both now and in the future.

    The Maternal-Child Microbiome: An Overview of Evidence and Implications

    The scientific world is exploding with excitement over the discovery of the microbiome. While it appears clear that suckling infant’s intestinal microbiome communicates with the mother’s lactocyte and perhaps beyond, little is known about the effects of this communication in practical terms. This presentation will review what is known and attempt to explain what it means, both now and in the future.

    Credit: 1.25 L CERPs and 1.25 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 4 September 2018

    Presented by: Jarold T. Johnston Jr. MSN, CNM, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify the Maternal-Newborn Microbiome.
    • Discuss the value of the microbiome and its effect on wellness.
    • Identify implications of the microbiome and dysbiosis.

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    Tom Johnston

    MSN, CNM, IBCLC

    Tom Johnston is unique as a midwife and lactation consultant and the father of eight breastfed children. Recently retired after 27 years in the US Army, he is now an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Methodist University where he teaches, among other things, Maternal-Child Nursing and Nutrition. You may have heard him at a number of conferences at the national level, to include the Association of Woman’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the International Lactation Consultant's Association (ILCA), or perhaps at dozens of other conferences across the country. In his written work he routinely addresses fatherhood and the role of the father in the breastfeeding relationship and has authored a chapter on the role of the father in breastfeeding for "Breastfeeding in Combat Boots: A survival guide to breastfeeding in the military".

  • WEBINAR - Lactation Support After Discharge from the NICU: Follow-Up for Premature Babies

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 08/08/2018

    IBCLCs may play an essential role in assisting families to accomplish a positive, healthy, and smooth transition home after the NICU stay. The IBCLC can recognize families' need for continuing support after discharge and implement strategies to protect the breastfeeding relationship, attachment, and long-term mental health.

    Lactation Support After Discharge from the NICU: Follow-Up for Premature Babies

    IBCLCs may play an essential role in assisting families to accomplish a positive, healthy, and smooth transition home after the NICU stay. The IBCLC can recognize families' need for continuing support after discharge and implement strategies to protect the breastfeeding relationship, attachment, and long-term mental health.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 8 August 2018

    Presented by: Paulina Erices, BS, IBCLC, Barbara Deloian, PhD, CPNP, IBCLC, and Natalie Gates, IBCLC, BC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify major challenges to establish lactation after NICU stay.
    • Identify three main needs that parents discuss about their transition from the NICU to home.
    • Identify the role of the lactation consultant in the transition home.

    Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    Paulina Erices

    BS, IBCLC

    Paulina Erices is the mother of three children, a bilingual Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice and Maternal Child Health Specialist for the Jefferson County Health Department in Colorado. She is originally from Chile and has lived in the US for almost 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from PennState and is currently completing her Masters of Science in Leadership and Organizations from the University of Denver. She is a member of several groups working to improve child health and well-being, including the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership, the NICU Consortium, and the Community Leaders in Health Equity. Paulina's goal is to elevate the voices of the community to effectively improve systems of care through advocacy and policy. Paulina lives in Littleton, Colorado where she spends her free time birding with her family and training her dog Aussie.

    Barbara Deloian

    PhD, CPNP, IBCLC

    Barbara Deloian is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant who career focused on supporting families of premature and high-risk infants throughout her over 35 plus year career.  Through her work in public health, pediatric cardiology, child development and perinatal and premature infant follow up programs she has supported parent-child relationships throughout a child's early years of life.  She is particularly aware of the challenges parents face with feeding, sleep and fussiness after discharge from the NICU as well as parents significant need for information, support, education, and local community resource connections once home from the hospital.  Upon retirement she started Special Kids, Special Care, Inc., a non-profit, to provide health support services to families of premature and medically fragile infants to assure healthier child outcomes especially families facing health disparities.

    Natalie Gates

    IBCLC, BC

    Natalie Gates is a new IBCLC starting her private practice in Denver, CO. She has been a Breastfeeding USA Counselor and volunteer since 2015, and she also volunteers with the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition and Special Kids, Special Care. She has three children, including her 35 weeker NICU graduate.

  • WEBINAR - What the IBCLC needs to know about the Infant Feeding in Emergencies Operational Guidance

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/19/2018

    Breastfeeding is critical to preserving life in disasters, protecting the most vulnerable in multiple ways. The role of the IBCLC in protecting and supporting breastfeeding as well as mitigating the risks to non-breastfed infants and their parents is central to children surviving and thriving through emergencies of all kinds. In this session, we will review how the global Operational Guidance on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies can inform the practice of IBCLCs across functional areas in emergency response.

    What the IBCLC needs to know about the Infant Feeding in Emergencies Operational Guidance

    Breastfeeding is critical to preserving life in disasters, protecting the most vulnerable in multiple ways. The role of the IBCLC in protecting and supporting breastfeeding as well as mitigating the risks to non-breastfed infants and their parents is central to children surviving and thriving through emergencies of all kinds. In this session, we will review how the global Operational Guidance on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies can inform the practice of IBCLCs across functional areas in emergency response.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 19 June 2018

    Presented by: Michelle Pensa Branco, MPH, IBCLC and Jodine Chase

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the purpose of the Ops Guidance and the concept of a cross-cutting issue.
    • List which products categories are prohibited as donations.
    • Name two common illnesses that are increased in both emergencies and non-breastfed children generally.

    Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    Michelle Pensa Branco

    MPH, IBCLC

    Michelle Pensa Branco MPH IBCLC is a lactation consultant and public health advocate. In addition to her clinical practice, which has included both in-hospital, outpatient and private practice settings, she advocates for improved maternal-child health practices at the local, national and global level. She has a particular interest in the impact of trauma to breastfeeding families, models of peer support to improve breastfeeding outcomes and the application of health communication principles to the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. Michelle serves as the Director of Peer Support Programs and provides clinical lactation expertise for Nurture Project International, the only international NGO focused exclusively on infant feeding in emergencies. With Jodine Chase, she co-founded a Canadian non-profit organization, SafelyFed Canada. A La Leche League Canada (LLLC) Leader since 2007, Michelle is currently Vice-Chair of the LLLC Board with a focus on external relations.  She is also an active member of the Ontario Public Health Association’s Breastfeeding Promotion Working Group and serves on the communication team of the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada. Michelle has previously served as the Communications Director for the Canadian Lactation Consultants Association as well as the Toronto Coordinator of INFACT Canada. When she is not travelling for work, Michelle stays close to home, living with her family just outside Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Jodine Chase

    Jodine Chase is a public relations and communications consultant specializing in issues and crisis management news analysis. She is currently enroled in a Master of Arts program at Royal Roads, specializing in Intercultural and International Communication and Disaster and Emergency Management. Along with co-lead Michelle Pensa Branco, MPH, IBCLC, Jodine founded SafelyFed Canada, which is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the protection of infants and young children in emergency through safe and appropriate feeding. SafelyFed Canada advocates for improved infant feeding policy federally, provincially and locally, designs and delivers training and co-ordinates direct aid to families in emergencies through our staff, volunteers and partner organizations.

  • WEBINAR - Nonprescription Drugs and Lactation: Helping Families Make Informed Decisions

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 05/14/2018

    The use of nonprescription products by breastfeeding mothers is even more common than the use of prescription drugs. Pharmacists, doctors, and lactation consultants must be able to provide proper advice on the use or safety of nonprescription products during breastfeeding. The presentation on breastfeeding and nonprescription drugs will provide the necessary information to do so. Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Nonprescription Drugs and Lactation: Helping Families Make Informed Decisions

    The use of nonprescription products by breastfeeding mothers is even more common than
    the use of prescription drugs.  Pharmacists, doctors, and lactation consultants must be able to provide proper advice on the use or safety of  nonprescription products during breastfeeding. The presentation on breastfeeding and nonprescription drugs will provide the necessary information to do so.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 14 May 2018

    Presented by: Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify sources of  information for nonprescription medication use during breastfeeding
    • Utilize current concepts regarding the use of nonprescription medications during breastfeeding

    Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    Frank J. Nice

    RPh, DPA, CPHP

    Dr. Frank J. Nice has practiced as a consultant, lecturer, and author on medications and breastfeeding for over 40 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, a Masters Degree in Pharmacy Administration, Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Public Administration, and Certification in Public Health Pharmacy. He retired after 43 years of government service, including 30 years of distinguished service with the US Public Health Service. He currently is self-employed as a consultant and President, Nice Breastfeeding LLC. Dr. Nice has published Nonprescription Drugs for the Breastfeeding Mother, The Galactogogue Recipe Book, and Recreational Drugs and Drugs Used To Treat Addicted Mothers: Impact on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Dr. Nice has also authored over four dozen peer-reviewed articles on the use of prescription medications, recreational drugs, Over-the-Counter (OTC) products, and herbals during breastfeeding. He has organized and participated in over 50 medical missions to the country of Haiti.

  • WEBINAR - Marijuana and Other Recreational Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Recommendations, Assessment, Counseling, and Ethics

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    This session aims to improve pregnancy and breastfeeding outcomes by helping young women engage in good preventative health practices, including reducing use of cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal substances, including marijuana. After completing this module, participants will be able to help parents provide responsible and competent care for their children, and develop a vision and plan for future pregnancies and breastfeeding. Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Nonprescription Drugs and Lactation: Helping Families Make Informed Decisions

    This session aims to improve pregnancy and breastfeeding outcomes by helping young women engage in good preventative health practices, including reducing use of cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal substances, including marijuana.  After completing this module, participants will be able to help parents provide responsible and competent care for their children, and develop a vision and plan for future pregnancies and breastfeeding.

    Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: ILCA Webinar 14 May 2018

    Presented by: Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Effectively evaluate recreational drug  use during breastfeeding and pregnancy
    • Counsel mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding and using recreational drugs, including marijuana
    • Evaluate ethical concerns regarding marijuana use

    Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    Frank J. Nice

    RPh, DPA, CPHP

    Dr. Frank J. Nice has practiced as a consultant, lecturer, and author on medications and breastfeeding for over 40 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, a Masters Degree in Pharmacy Administration, Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Public Administration, and Certification in Public Health Pharmacy. He retired after 43 years of government service, including 30 years of distinguished service with the US Public Health Service. He currently is self-employed as a consultant and President, Nice Breastfeeding LLC. Dr. Nice has published Nonprescription Drugs for the Breastfeeding Mother, The Galactogogue Recipe Book, and Recreational Drugs and Drugs Used To Treat Addicted Mothers: Impact on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Dr. Nice has also authored over four dozen peer-reviewed articles on the use of prescription medications, recreational drugs, Over-the-Counter (OTC) products, and herbals during breastfeeding. He has organized and participated in over 50 medical missions to the country of Haiti.

  • DOCUMENT - International Code of Marketing

    Contains 4 Component(s), 3.00 credits offered

    The learner will be able to: Describe three events leading up to the Code; Explain the aim of the Code; Explain the products covered under the Code; Recognize potential conflicts of interest in the health care system with regard to the Code; List three potential violations of the Code. Credit: 3 E CERPs and 3 Contact Hours

    Source: Code Essentials 3: Responsibilities of Health Workers under the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent WHA resolutions, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), 2009

    The learner will be able to:

    • Describe three events leading up to the Code.
    • Explain the aim of the Code.
    • Explain the products covered under the Code.
    • Recognize potential conflicts of interest in the health care system with regard to the Code.
    • List three potential violations of the Code.

    There are 50 multiple choice questions.

    You will have two attempts to achieve a passing score of 70% on this module.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

  • Lactation Clinical Instuction Part 4 of 5

    Contains 4 Component(s), 2.00 credits offered

    Clinical Instruction Course 4: Teaching and Providing Feedback explores models for clinical education that are tailored to varying degrees of proficiency and experience. Teaching methods and providing feedback to interns are also addressed. Credit: 2 L CERPs and 2 Contact Hours

    Clinical Instruction Course 4: Teaching and Providing Feedback

    Instructor: Phyllis Kombol, MSN, RNC-NIC, IBCLC, RLC

    Course Description: This course is part of a 5-course curriculum (described below) which is designed to assist IBCLCs who are helping others develop the clinical skills and competencies needed to become effective members of the Lactation Consulting profession. The 5 courses in the curriculum are based on webinar and conference presentations recorded in 2015 through the International Lactation Consultant Association. Students may enroll in separate courses. However, to prepare for working as a clinical instructor, all five courses and the required reading are recommended. It is recommended that the required reading be completed before beginning the courses.

    Clinical Instruction Course 4: Teaching and Providing Feedback explores models for clinical education that are tailored to varying degrees of proficiency and experience. Teaching methods and providing feedback to interns are also addressed.

    Learner Objectives Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Compare and contrast different clinical education models.
    • Compare and contrast different clinical instruction methods and skills.
    • Practice at least 3 different ways to teach clinical lactation skills.

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The instructor received an honorarium as a co-author of the text used in this course.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    _________________________________________________________________

    Lactation Clinical Instruction Curriculum

    Length: 10 hours [All 5 courses]

    Required reading: Clinical Instruction in Lactation: Teaching the Next Generation. International Lactation Consultant Association, 2012.

    Course 1: Fundamental Foundations, Designs and Structures—2 hours

    • Requirements for certification and fundamental principles of lactation clinical instruction
    • Designs for lactation clinical education programs
    • Supportive elements of lactation clinical education structures

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Worksheet
    • References

    Course 2: People, Prerequisites, and Processes—2 hours

    • Content and processes for selection of potential clinicians
    • Clinical instructor recruitment, support, and sustained effectiveness
    • Adaptations and evaluation processes for different learners, didactic preparation, and learning situations

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Worksheet
    • References

    Course 3: Logistics and Mechanics—2 hours

    • Areas of clinical instruction logistics
    • Clinical instruction technique
    • Evaluating, validating, verifying, and documenting clinical competency

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • Recording not heard during presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Worksheet
    • References

    Course 4: Teaching and Providing Feedback—2 hours

    • Clinical education models
    • Clinical instruction methods and skills
    • Teaching clinical lactation skills

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Activity
    • References

    Course 5: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills—2 hours

    • Skills to improve public speaking and presentations
    • Requesting, receiving, and offering feedback
    • Practicing skills
    • Committing to change

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Activity
    • Handout
    • Worksheet

    Phyllis Kombol

    RNC, MSN, IBCLC, RLC

    Phyllis Kombol is an experienced educator, lactation consultant, Parent-Child Clinical Specialist, and NICU certified RN. Her job includes clinical lactation care in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as mentoring lactation clinical interns. She is the co-author of ILCA’s 2012 Clinical Instruction in Lactation: Teaching the Next Generation, contributes to clinical instruction efforts in ILCA, participates in ILCA’s equity initiative, and is part of the NICU Baby Friendly Task Force. She is a member of several nursing and lactation professional organizations, and teaches webinars and conferences several times each year. She has been an active member of Toastmasters International since 2008.

  • Lactation Clinical Instuction Part 5 of 5

    Contains 4 Component(s), 2.00 credits offered

    Clinical Instruction Course 5: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills focuses on skills in public speaking and professional presentations that are critical for clinical instructors. Course activities provide practice in requesting, receiving, and offering feedback on presentation skills. Credit: 2 L CERPs and 2 Contact Hours

    Clinical Instruction Course 5: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

    Instructor: Phyllis Kombol, MSN, RNC-NIC, IBCLC, RLC

    Course Description: This course is part of a 5-course curriculum (described below) which is designed to assist IBCLCs who are helping others develop the clinical skills and competencies needed to become effective members of the Lactation Consulting profession. The 5 courses in the curriculum are based on webinar and conference presentations recorded in 2015 through the International Lactation Consultant Association. Students may enroll in separate courses. However, to prepare for working as a clinical instructor, all five courses and the required reading are recommended. It is recommended that the required reading be completed before beginning the courses.

    Clinical Instruction Course 5: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills focuses on skills in public speaking and professional presentations that are critical for clinical instructors. Course activities provide practice in requesting, receiving, and offering feedback on presentation skills.

    Learner Objectives Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify skills to improve public speaking and presentations.
    • Request, receive, and offer feedback on public speaking style.
    • Commit to changing public speaking techniques.

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The instructor received an honorarium as a co-author of the text used in this course.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    _________________________________________________________________

    Lactation Clinical Instruction Curriculum

    Length: 10 hours [All 5 courses]

    Required reading: Clinical Instruction in Lactation: Teaching the Next Generation. International Lactation Consultant Association, 2012.

    Course 1: Fundamental Foundations, Designs and Structures—2 hours

    • Requirements for certification and fundamental principles of lactation clinical instruction
    • Designs for lactation clinical education programs
    • Supportive elements of lactation clinical education structures

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Worksheet
    • References

    Course 2: People, Prerequisites, and Processes—2 hours

    • Content and processes for selection of potential clinicians
    • Clinical instructor recruitment, support, and sustained effectiveness
    • Adaptations and evaluation processes for different learners, didactic preparation, and learning situations

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Worksheet
    • References

    Course 3: Logistics and Mechanics—2 hours

    • Areas of clinical instruction logistics
    • Clinical instruction technique
    • Evaluating, validating, verifying, and documenting clinical competency

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • Recording not heard during presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Worksheet
    • References

    Course 4: Teaching and Providing Feedback—2 hours

    • Clinical education models
    • Clinical instruction methods and skills
    • Teaching clinical lactation skills

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Activity
    • References

    Course 5: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills—2 hours

    • Skills to improve public speaking and presentations
    • Requesting, receiving, and offering feedback
    • Practicing skills
    • Committing to change

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Activity
    • Handout
    • Worksheet

    Phyllis Kombol

    RNC, MSN, IBCLC, RLC

    Phyllis Kombol is an experienced educator, lactation consultant, Parent-Child Clinical Specialist, and NICU certified RN. Her job includes clinical lactation care in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as mentoring lactation clinical interns. She is the co-author of ILCA’s 2012 Clinical Instruction in Lactation: Teaching the Next Generation, contributes to clinical instruction efforts in ILCA, participates in ILCA’s equity initiative, and is part of the NICU Baby Friendly Task Force. She is a member of several nursing and lactation professional organizations, and teaches webinars and conferences several times each year. She has been an active member of Toastmasters International since 2008.

  • Lactation Clinical Instruction Curriculum Part 3 of 5

    Contains 4 Component(s), 2.00 credits offered

    Clinical Instruction Course 3: Logistics and Mechanics delves more deeply into the logistics and mechanics of clinical education, as well as competency development and documentation. Evaluating, validating, verifying, and documenting clinical competency are all explored. Credit: 2 L CERPs and 2 Contact Hours

    Clinical Instruction Course 3: Logistics and Mechanics

    Instructor: Phyllis Kombol, MSN, RNC-NIC, IBCLC, RLC

    Course Description: This course is part of a 5-course curriculum (described below) which is designed to assist IBCLCs who are helping others develop the clinical skills and competencies needed to become effective members of the Lactation Consulting profession. The 5 courses in the curriculum are based on webinar and conference presentations recorded in 2015 through the International Lactation Consultant Association. Students may enroll in separate courses. However, to prepare for working as a clinical instructor, all five courses and the required reading are recommended. It is recommended that the required reading be completed before beginning the courses.

    Clinical Instruction Course 3: Logistics and Mechanics delves more deeply into the logistics and mechanics of clinical education, as well as competency development and documentation. Evaluating, validating, verifying, and documenting clinical competency are all explored.          

    Learner Objectives Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify 3 major areas of clinical instruction logistics.
    • Apply at least one new/improved clinical instruction technique.
    • Evaluate, validate, verify, and document lactation clinical competency.

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The instructor received an honorarium as a co-author of the text used in this course.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    _________________________________________________________________

    Lactation Clinical Instruction Curriculum

    Length: 10 hours [All 5 courses]

    Required reading: Clinical Instruction in Lactation: Teaching the Next Generation. International Lactation Consultant Association, 2012.

    Course 1: Fundamental Foundations, Designs and Structures—2 hours

    • Requirements for certification and fundamental principles of lactation clinical instruction
    • Designs for lactation clinical education programs
    • Supportive elements of lactation clinical education structures

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Worksheet
    • References

    Course 2: People, Prerequisites, and Processes—2 hours

    • Content and processes for selection of potential clinicians
    • Clinical instructor recruitment, support, and sustained effectiveness
    • Adaptations and evaluation processes for different learners, didactic preparation, and learning situations

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Worksheet
    • References

    Course 3: Logistics and Mechanics—2 hours

    • Areas of clinical instruction logistics
    • Clinical instruction technique
    • Evaluating, validating, verifying, and documenting clinical competency

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • Recording not heard during presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Worksheet
    • References

    Course 4: Teaching and Providing Feedback—2 hours

    • Clinical education models
    • Clinical instruction methods and skills
    • Teaching clinical lactation skills

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Activity
    • References

    Course 5: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills—2 hours

    • Skills to improve public speaking and presentations
    • Requesting, receiving, and offering feedback
    • Practicing skills
    • Committing to change

    Materials:

    • Recorded presentation
    • PDF handout of presentation slides
    • Activity
    • Handout
    • Worksheet

    Phyllis Kombol

    RNC, MSN, IBCLC, RLC

    Phyllis Kombol is an experienced educator, lactation consultant, Parent-Child Clinical Specialist, and NICU certified RN. Her job includes clinical lactation care in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as mentoring lactation clinical interns. She is the co-author of ILCA’s 2012 Clinical Instruction in Lactation: Teaching the Next Generation, contributes to clinical instruction efforts in ILCA, participates in ILCA’s equity initiative, and is part of the NICU Baby Friendly Task Force. She is a member of several nursing and lactation professional organizations, and teaches webinars and conferences several times each year. She has been an active member of Toastmasters International since 2008.

  • WEBINAR - Case Studies on the Referral of Infants for Bodywork: Clinical Signs and Lactation Outcomes

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.50 credits offered Recorded On: 03/01/2018

    The concept of bodywork for infants with breastfeeding difficulties is still new (especially outside of the USA) and there is not much published evidence to support it. However, clinical experience seems to suggest that bodywork is a useful tool to help some infants. Through the presentation of case studies, this webinar shares clinical experience related to common questions asked by lactation specialists: When might bodywork help a baby? To whom can I refer the infant? What might the results be? Credit: 1.5 L CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

    Case Studies on the Referral of Infants for Bodywork: Clinical Signs and Lactation Outcomes

    The concept of bodywork for infants with breastfeeding difficulties is still new (especially outside of the USA) and there is not much published evidence to support it. However, clinical experience seems to suggest that bodywork is a useful tool to help some infants. Through the presentation of case studies, this webinar shares clinical experience related to common questions asked by lactation specialists: When might bodywork help a baby? To whom can I refer the infant? What might the results be?

    Credit: 1.5 L CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

    Source: ILCA Webinar 1 March 2018

    Presented by: Carmela (Kika) Baeza, MD, IBCLC

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • List signs of infant sucking difficulties.
    • Describe markers that suggest an infant´s breastfeeding/chestfeeding difficulties may benefit from bodywork.
    • Explain how to develop a local referral network of bodywork professionals.

    Learning Level: Intermediate

    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

    CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

    ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

    CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

    Carmela Baeza

    MD, IBCLC

    Carmela Baeza, MD, IBCLC, RLC, is a physician and lactation consultant, specialized in family medicine and in sexual therapy in Madrid, Spain. She has a Bachelor´s degree in Public Health Education. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2005 and was a member of ILCA a year before that. She has been a Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Evaluator since 2006. She works in a private family wellness clinic, Raices, where she is in charge of the lactation program. She also teaches natural family planning (Symptothermal Method and Lactational Amenorrhea Method) and is the current president of the Asociación Española de Consultoras Certificadas en Lactancia Materna (Spanish Lactation Consultant Association). Over the past seven years she has coordinated more than 40 breastfeeding courses in which the educational team she directs—comprised of four IBCLCs, two nurses, a pediatrician, and a midwife—has trained over three thousand doctors, midwives, and nurses from both the Spanish National Health Service and the private sector in Spain.