Interprofessional Lactation Education – Online Resources for Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Care

Recorded On: 07/14/2022

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Interprofessional Lactation Education – Online Resources for Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Care

For lactation to become a foundation for health promotion globally, adequate and accessible education for healthcare professionals (HCPs) needs to be available (Campbell, 2021). There is a lack of consistent curricular integration of lactation education in undergraduate health curricula (Campbell et al., 2020). An interprofessional team (nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, and medicine) developed open-education-resources related to lactation. These five case-based, open-access modules incorporate evidence-based practices including the Baby Friendly Initiative, trauma-violence informed practice, and motivational interviewing methods for shared decision making. Learners are exposed to a variety of practice settings, including prenatal/ midwifery clinics, hospitals and homes. The scenarios incorporate learning about the anatomy and physiology of lactation, anticipatory guidance, initiation of breastfeeding/chestfeeding after birth, assessment and support of effective feeding and managing common occurrences such as latch, jaundice, and low milk supply. Through navigating common breastfeeding challenges, participants build knowledge to inform their breastfeeding support skills and attitudes. An equity lens is incorporated for practitioners and families so that the educational modules follow both interprofessional and lactation best practices. This concurrent session will introduce participants to resources for HCP learners and practitioners to support foundational knowledge of equitable support of families in their infant feeding journey. http://nursing-sim.sites.olt.u...

Credit: 1 E-CERP

Source: ILCA Virtual Conference August, 2022 - Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Presented by: Suzanne Campbell, Ph.D, MSN/BSN, RN, IBCLC, FCNEI, CCSNE (The University Of British Columbia - School Of Nursing)

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. State the key elements of student directed learning activities for lactation education.
  2. Identify online resources for healthcare professional students and practitioners of lactation education that are equitable, diverse, and inclusive.
  3. Compare methods of facilitating in-person and online learning that incorporates interprofessional lactation education.
  4. Outline the benefits and challenges to the use of online resources.
  5. Apply a framework for integration of open education resources including modules, virtual gaming simulations, and other methods to your own curriculum.

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 in the presentation.

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


Interprofessional Lactation Education – Online Resources for Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Care
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1.00 E-CERP credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 E-CERP credit  |  Certificate available