CONF 2016 Lactation Education for Healthcare Providers: Evolving Curriculum to Improve Breastfeeding Support

Lactation Education for Healthcare Providers: Evolving Curriculum to Improve Breastfeeding Support

All members of the healthcare team must be knowledgeable about lactation management in order to provide optimal support to dyads and increase breastfeeding rates. The speaker examines the important role that healthcare providers play in promoting and supporting lactation and presents the findings of her dissertation on current inconsistencies in lactation education in graduate healthcare programs. She then describes the development of a free, evidence-based, computer-delivered lactation education program designed to improve breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare providers.

Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

Source: ILCA Conference 2016

Presented by: Cara Riek, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify inconsistencies in lactation education courses offered in graduate healthcare programs
  • Examine the role of healthcare providers play in promoting breastfeeding
  • Describe methods of improving lactation education in graduate healthcare programs

Learning Level: 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)."

Cara Riek

DNP, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC

Dr. Riek has earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Arizona State University, United States.  Her specialization in Family Practice, with an emphasis on dyad care.  She is also International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, serves as a La Leche League leader in north Phoenix valley, and has completed Certified Lactation Educator (CLE) and Certified Lactation Management (CLM) courses. She has counseled numerous mother-baby pairs on breastfeeding. Her doctoral project is focused on providing lactation education to healthcare providers. She also dedicates time to educating healthcare providers in Phoenix, Arizona on necessary education to provide care and support for mother-baby dyads.

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