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  • WEBINAR - Diversity and Equity in Action at ILCA: Integrating Our Core Values into All We Do

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 04/07/2016

    ILCA is actively seeking to refine and define its goals and objectives, ensuring that its strategic map remains a living document aligned with the vision of the organization and effectively considers global, national, regional, and local factors impacting ILCA’s strategic goals. The strategic map incorporates ILCA’s Core Values of knowledge, diversity, and equity. This webinar provides an overview of why ILCA has chosen diversity and equity as two of its Core Values; the history of the Lactation Equity Action Committee and ILCA’s role within it; actions ILCA has taken and plans to take to increasingly incorporate its valuing of diversity and equity into its internal functioning and external work in the world; how to contribute to this work; and resources for learning more about inequitable access to the IBCLC certification and ways to help dismantle institutional oppression in the field of lactation consulting. Credits: 1 E-CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Diversity and Equity in Action at ILCA: Integrating Our Core Values into All We Do

    ILCA is actively seeking to refine and define its goals and objectives, ensuring that its strategic map remains a living document aligned with the vision of the organization and effectively considers global, national, regional, and local factors impacting ILCA’s strategic goals. The strategic map incorporates ILCA’s Core Values of knowledge, diversity, and equity. This webinar provides an overview of why ILCA has chosen diversity and equity as two of its Core Values; the history of the Lactation Equity Action Committee and ILCA’s role within it; actions ILCA has taken and plans to take to increasingly incorporate its valuing of diversity and equity into its internal functioning and external work in the world; how to contribute to this work; and resources for learning more about inequitable access to the IBCLC certification and ways to help dismantle institutional oppression in the field of lactation consulting.

    Credits: 1 E-CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: Webinar 7 April 2016

    Presented by: Cynthia Good, MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Define cognitive dissonance
    • Describe three ethical mandates in the Code of professional Conduct for IBCLCs that relate to equity and diversity
    • Describe three ways in which an organization can put its valuing of diversity and equity into action.
    • List three options for getting involved in the work of increasing equitable access to the IBCLC certification and skilled lactation care

    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)."

    Cynthia Good

    MS, CDE, IBCLC, CATSM

    Cynthia Good serves as ILCA’s Education Manager. She is also a clinical counselor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, author, and internationally recognized speaker. She is the Director of LifeCircle Counseling and Consulting, LLC where she focuses on perinatal mental health care, including the provision of lactation-compatible mental health care. She also provides education, training, and consultation services to individuals and organizations seeking to increase cultural competence/humility and dismantle institutional oppression. She formerly served as Research Associate in the Publications Department of La Leche League International and was on the faculty of Parkland College. She has authored, contributed to, and provided editorial review of numerous publications related to breastfeeding, culture, and psychology. She has lived biculturally and bilingually for nearly 30 years.

  • WEBINAR - Using breastmilk to assess the risk of developing breast cancer

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 12/08/2015

    Breastmilk, the ideal nourishment for the infant, also offers an unparalleled opportunity to examine the health of a woman’s breast tissue. Recent research shows that the cells naturally present in human milk may provide actionable information about an individual woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. This presentation focuses on recent and ongoing studies aimed at developing novel methods to assess breast cancer risk using human milk. Credits: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Using breastmilk to assess the risk of developing breast cancer

    Breastmilk, the ideal nourishment for the infant, also offers an unparalleled opportunity to examine the health of a woman’s breast tissue. Recent research shows that the cells naturally present in human milk may provide actionable information about an individual woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. This presentation focuses on recent and ongoing studies aimed at developing novel methods to assess breast cancer risk using human milk.

    Credits: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    Source: Webinar 8 December 2015

    Presented by: Kathleen Arcaro, PhD

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe breast cancer risk factors
    • Explain how breastmilk may be used to assess an individual woman’s risk of developing breast cancer
    • Identify ongoing studies and needed research

    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)."

    Kathleen Arcaro

    PhD

    Kathleen Arcaro, Ph.D. is a professor of Environmental Toxicology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She received a BS from Douglass College, a PhD from Rutgers University and conducted postdoctoral research at both the State University of New York at Albany and the Wadsworth Laboratories of the New York State Department of Health. For the last decade Dr. Arcaro has been studying breast milk as a means of understanding how environmental exposures and lifestyle choices can affect the development of breast cancer, and how the breast cells naturally present in human milk can be used to accurately asses a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer in the future. She has published numerous scientific articles, and reviews of her research have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Business Week among others. Dr. Arcaro’s research on the epigenetics of cells in breast milk is funded by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, the Avon Foundation for Women, and the National Institutes of Health. http://www.breast milkresearch.org/

  • JHL 31(4) Community Health Clinic

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    After completing this study module, the learner will be able to: Describe the role of the Diffusion of Innovations in Service Organizations Framework in implementing changes to breastfeeding policies in community clinics; Identify factors that facilitate and hinder adoption and implementation of The Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Community Health Centers in community clinics. Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

    November 2015 Independent Study Module for Lactation Consultants

    JHL 31(4) Community Health Clinic

    Title: A Community Health Clinic Breastfeeding-Friendly Pilot: What Can We Learn about the Policy Process?

    Authors: Donna B. Johnson, RD, PhD, Erica Lamson, MPH, RD, IBCLC, Rachel Schwartz, MSW, MPH, CLC, Camie Goldhammer, LICSW, IBCLC, and Amy Ellings, MPH

    Source: Journal of Human Lactation 31(4) 2015

    After completing this study module, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the role of the Diffusion of Innovations in Service Organizations Framework in implementing changes to breastfeeding policies in community clinics.
    • Identify factors that facilitate and hinder adoption and implementation of The Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Community Health Centers in community clinics.

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

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    Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of the article: This publication was supported by a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention RFA-DP08-8050501PPHF12. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

    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 Part 2 of 5

    Contains 4 Component(s), 2.00 credits offered Recorded On: 05/01/2015

    Clinical Instruction Course 2: People, Prerequisites, and Processes addresses the content and processes for selecting interns, and how to recruit, support, and sustain the effectiveness of clinical instructors. The course also explores didactic preparation and how to adapt learning and evaluation to individuals. Credit: 2 L CERPs and 2 Contact Hours

    Clinical Instruction Course 2: People, Prerequisites, and Processes

    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 2: People, Prerequisites, and Processes addresses the content and processes for selecting interns, and how to recruit, support, and sustain the effectiveness of clinical instructors. The course also explores didactic preparation and how to adapt learning and evaluation to individuals.

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

    • Define content and processes for selection of potential clinical learners who can become effective IBCLCs.
    • Describe 2 or more different ways clinical instructors can be recruited, supported, and sustained to be effective.
    • Compare adaptations and evaluation processes in clinical instruction to match different learners, didactic preparation, and learning situations.

    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)."

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    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 1 of 5

    Contains 4 Component(s), 2.00 credits offered Recorded On: 04/01/2015

    Clinical Instruction Course 1: Fundamental Foundations, Designs and Structures reviews the requirements for certification as a lactation consultant. It also describes fundamental principles of lactation clinical instruction, designs for clinical education programs, and elements of clinical education. Credit: 2 L CERPs and 2 Contact Hours

    Clinical Instruction Course 1: Fundamental Foundations, Designs and Structures

    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 1: Fundamental Foundations, Designs and Structures reviews the requirements for certification as a lactation consultant. It also describes fundamental principles of lactation clinical instruction, designs for clinical education programs, and elements of clinical education.

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

    • Match IBLCE requirements for IBCLC candidates with the fundamental principles of lactation clinical instruction.
    • Describe at least 3 designs for lactation clinical education programs.
    • Define supportive elements of lactation clinical education structures.

    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.

  • DOCUMENT - Clinical Guidelines: Strategies 1-10

    Contains 4 Component(s), 4.00 credits offered

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to: Implement strategies for improving breastfeeding outcomes; Assist mothers with achieving effective latch and milk transfer; Discuss the relationship between milk removal and milk production; Identify mothers and infants who are at risk for breastfeeding difficulty Credit: 4 L CERPs and 4 Contact Hours

    Author: International Lactation Consultant Association

    Source: Clinical Guidelines for the Establishment of Exclusive Breastfeeding

    41 Questions

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Implement strategies for improving breastfeeding outcomes
    • Assist mothers with achieving effective latch and milk transfer
    • Discuss the relationship between milk removal and milk production
    • Identify mothers and infants who are at risk for breastfeeding difficulty

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

    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)."

  • DOCUMENT - Clinical Guidelines: Strategies 11-21

    Contains 4 Component(s), 4.00 credits offered

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to: Identify mothers and infants who are at risk for breastfeeding difficulty; Identify mothers and infants for whom breastfeeding is contraindicated; Use optimal methods for supplementing breastfeeding infants; Increase a mother’s confidence and ability to achieve optimal breastfeeding; Increase the duration of breastfeeding and decrease the risks of early weaning. Credit: 4 L CERPs and 4 Contact Hours

    Author: International Lactation Consultant Association

    Source: Clinical Guidelines for the Establishment of Exclusive Breastfeeding

    46 Questions

    Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

    • Identify mothers and infants who are at risk for breastfeeding difficulty
    • Identify mothers and infants for whom breastfeeding is contraindicated
    • Use optimal methods for supplementing breastfeeding infants
    • Increase a mother’s confidence and ability to achieve optimal breastfeeding
    • Increase the duration of breastfeeding and decrease the risks of early weaning

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

    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)."