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Physician’s Breastfeeding Course: Supporting Breastfeeding When Challenges Occur

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Course Description:

This course improves health-care provider knowledge of evidenced-based breastfeeding management skills needed to assist moms in the early postpartum period through the first six weeks. Physicians will learn the evidence behind the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, how to manage common breastfeeding complications and maternal medications, and postpartum influences on breastfeeding.

General Information:

We provide the class, instructor, materials, and continuing education (CE) contact hours at no cost to you, your facility, or attendees. There may be times when a class cannot be scheduled when requested due to conflicts with the physician instructors’ schedule. We may also try to schedule 2 or more requests together to be more cost efficient.

We ask for a cost-free location, LCD projector, laptop, and approximately 20 physicians in attendance; however other healthcare professionals may attend. For more rural locations, the required number of physicians may be lowered.

You may choose to charge a fee to cover the costs of providing a meal or refreshments but please keep the cost minimal. Our classes may not be used as a fundraiser for your institution. Any food provided cannot be sponsored by a for-profit company with a commercial interest due to a potential conflict of interest.

Product-promotion material or product-specific advertisement of any type is prohibited in or during the CE activity. Promotional materials cannot be displayed or distributed in the education space immediately before, during or after a CE activity. Commercial Interests may not engage in sales or promotional activities while in the space or place of the CE activity.

Purpose:

The goal of this conference is to provide health-care providers with an update on breastfeeding management, focusing on scientific research-based practices which are supportive of successful breastfeeding, postpartum influences on breastfeeding, and maternal medications.

Registration fee:

varied

Agenda:

 1.5 hour class

  • Birthing, Breastfeeding, and Physician Support
  • Skin to Skin Contact
  • Hospital Practices that may Impact Breastfeeding Success
  • Managing Breastfeeding Complications
  • Contraceptives and Breastfeeding

Instructors:

Pamela Berens, M.D., IBCLC
Professor
Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
UT Health Science Center Medical School
Houston, Texas

or

Emma A. Omoruyi, MD, MPH, FAAP
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, Texas

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

You must attend the entire course in order to receive continuing education contact hours. No partial credit will be given. Anyone arriving 10 minutes after the presentation has begun or leaving prior to class completion will not be eligible for contact hours or a certificate of attendance.

Continuing Medical Education

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Continuing Education Service (TMA provider #4006803) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Nursing Education

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Continuing Education Service is an accredited provider (P0180) of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Texas Department of State Health Services Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.5 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education.

Social Workers

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Continuing Education Service under sponsor number (CS3065), has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers.  Texas Department of State Health Services Continuing Education Service has 1.5 awarded contact hours of Continuing Social Work Education. 

Certified Health Education Specialists

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Continuing Education Service has been designated as an approved provider (#TX0038) of continuing education contact hours by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.  Texas Department of State Health Services Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.5 contact hours of Continuing Certified Health Education Specialist Education.

Certificate of Attendance

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Continuing Education Service certifies that this attendee participated in the educational activity listed above. Texas Department of State Health Services Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.5 hours for attendance.

Schedule:

 

Physician’s Breastfeeding Course schedule
Date Location Hosting Site

Registration Information

TBA TBA TBA TBA

Tentative classes awaiting confirmation:
El Paso, Houston (Cypress) and Midland

Dates, locations and registration information will be updated once confirmed. Please check back.

For scheduling or questions, please contact Missy Hammer (512) 341-4457 or Missy.Hammer@dshs.state.tx.us.

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Last updated April 10, 2014