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  • Lactation Clinical Instruction Curriculum Part 1 of 5

    Contains 4 Component(s), 2 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)."

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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.