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Physician’s Breastfeeding Courses: Supporting Breastfeeding When Challenges Occur

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Description:

The courses will provide healthcare professionals with an update on breastfeeding management, focusing on evidence-based practices which are supportive of successful breastfeeding for improved health outcomes for women and infants.

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 or use available technology to provide a class.

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.

A flyer will be generated to use for advertising the class to your staff and other hospitals or clinics in your area that may be interested in attending.

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

Instructors:

Pamela Berens, M.D., IBCLC
Professor and Vice Chair of Clinic Affairs
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 is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service (TMA provider #4006803) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Nursing Education

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

Social Workers

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service under sponsor number (CS3065) expiration date December 31, 2014, has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (1-800-232-3162) to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers.  The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 1.5 contact hour(s) of Continuing Social Work Education.

Certified Health Education Specialists

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Services is a designated provider (TX0038) of continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).  This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 1.5 total Category 1 continuing contact hour(s).  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0 hour(s).

Certificate of Attendance

The Texas Department of State Health Services, 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.

Lactation Consultants/Exam Candidates

1.5 L-CERPs allocated by IBLCE. 1.5 instructional hours in topics on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint. IBLCE Provider Approval Number CLT113-15.

Supporting Breastfeeding When Challenges Occur

This class is good for a mixed audience of Obstetricians and Pediatricians.

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

The Ten Steps: Evidence-Based Care to Support the Mother Baby Dyad, Steps 1-4

This class is geared more toward Obstetricians but can be attended by any physician or healthcare professional.

Agenda:

1.5 hour class

  • Importance of Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding Education for Staff and Patients
  • Skin to Skin Contact
  • Role of the Obstetrician in Supporting Breastfeeding

The Ten Steps: Evidence-Based Care to Support the Mother Baby Dyad, Steps 5-10

This class is geared more toward Pediatricians but can be attended by any physician or healthcare professional.

Agenda:

1.5 hour class

  • The Evidence behind Exclusive BreastfeedingHospital Practices and Their Impact on Breastfeeding
  • Role of the Pediatrician in Supporting Breastfeeding
  • Medications and Lactation

Schedule:

 

Physician’s Breastfeeding Course schedule
Date Location Hosting Site

Registration Information

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Tentative classes awaiting confirmation:
TBA

As dates, locations, and registration information is confirmed, the website will be updated. Please check back.

To schedule a class or if you have questions, please contact Missy Hammer (512) 341-4457.

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Last updated October 09, 2014