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Lactation Counseling and Problem Solving

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This class is under revision and the new changes will become effective June 2015. Contact hour amount will change and be adjusted accordingly.

Objective: Participants will be able to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills in providing breastfeeding management and support.

* Because of the interactive and participatory nature of the course it is limited to 40 participants.

* Pre-requisite: Principles of Lactation Management is mandatory (no more than three years prior to this class or be an IBCLC).

Course Description: This course is designed for health professionals who counsel breastfeeding mothers, and would like to improve problem-solving skills. The emphasis is in critical thinking and the helping process. It is an intermediate level course and is activity oriented. Course content is reviewed on a regular basis by the authors in accordance with the Standards of Practice set forth by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). 

NOTE: This class will be comprised of small groups interacting and working through individual case studies throughout both days. Please be prepared to join in to the discussions and share your ideas with others in your assigned group. While anyone may attend, this class is more suitable for staff who teach breastfeeding classes or provide individual counseling to breastfeeding moms.

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Agenda through April 2015

Lactation Management Class Agenda

 

Day One

7:45 a.m.

Registration

8 a.m. Introduction
8:15 a.m.

Assessment of the Mother

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges: The first week

11:45 a.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m.
Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges: The first week (conclusion)
2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges: After the first two weeks

4 p.m. Case Study - Part 1

5:15 p.m.

Adjourn

 

 

Day Two

7:45 a.m.

Sign In

8 a.m.

Maternal Use of Medications, Herbs, and Recreational Drugs

  Case Study - Part 2
9 a.m. Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding
10 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.

Infant Oral Anatomy and How it Relates to Breastfeeding

11:30 a.m. 

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Common Concerns of the Breastfed Infant

2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

Infants with High Risk Anomalies for Breastfeeding

4 p.m. Case Study - Part 3

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn

5-5:15 p.m. Sign out

 

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Schedule

lactation management class schedule
February 24-25, 2015 Dallas Medical City Dallas
Classrooms 1-3
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
March 24-25, 2015 Dallas Medical City Dallas
Classrooms 1-3
7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
April 7-8, 2015 Round Rock (north of Austin) J.B. & Hallie Jester Building
Harrell Room
1801 Old Settlers Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78664
April 27-28, 2015 Round Rock (north of Austin) J.B. & Hallie Jester Building
Harrell Room
1801 Old Settlers Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78664
June 8-9, 2015 Midland Midland Memorial Hospital
Conference Center Room D
400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Pkwy.
Midland, TX 79701
August 18-19, 2015 Galveston UTMB
Research Building #6
Room 1.206
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 78555
October 13-14, 2015 Weslaco Knapp Medical Center
Conference Center
1401 E. 8th St and Knapp Medical Blvd.
Weslaco, TX 78596
December 2-3, 2015 Amarillo Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Pavilion
1501 S. Coulter
Amarillo, TX 79106

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Instructors:

Katie Coyne, MS, IBCLC
Department State of Health Services
Nutrition Education/Clinic Services

Linda Zeccola, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Department State of Health Services
Nutrition Education/Clinic Services

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

You must attend the entire course in order to receive continuing education contact hours. No partial credit will be given. Individuals missing sessions or leaving early will not be eligible for contact hours or a certificate of attendance.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the  American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is approved for 15.0 Level 1 Continuing Professional Education Units by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Learning Codes: 1120, 2070, 4080, 4140. 

14.75 L‐CERPs allocated by IBLCE. 14.75 instructional hours in topics on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint. IBLCE Provider Approval Number CLT113-15.

Questions:

Questions about class or content? Contact Linda Zeccola, 512-341-4591

Questions about registration or continuing education? Contact Missy Hammer, 512-341-4457 

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Last updated January 22, 2015