South-West

Principles of Lactation Management

Type: Conferences | Location: Houston, Texas - USA [South-West]
11/07/2016 - 8:00am
11/08/2016 - 5:00pm
US/Central

This is a 2-day intensive lecture-based course in lactation principles which provides information on the benefits of breastfeeding, how to help moms manage common breastfeeding problems, help staff make appropriate referrals, teach breastfeeding classes, prepare breastfeeding materials, and support breastfeeding through breastfeeding friendly policies and procedures.

This course meets the training requirements of Step 2 of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and includes all topics outlined in Appendix A.

For current information and class schedules, please visit and bookmark our new site www.TexasWIC.org. Classes for staff and health care providers are found under the Health Partners tab, Breastfeeding Training.

Contact Info
Contact: 
Missy Hammer
Telephone: 
1 512-341-4457
CERPS
L-CERPS: 
14
Other credits: 
Contact Hours: CME: 14; CNE: 14.0; SW: 14.0; CHES: 14.0; RDs: 14; IBCLCs: 14.0 L-CERPs
Cost: 
$ 60
Affiliation
Institutional Affiliation: 
Texas Department of State Health Services

Certified Lactation Counselor ® (CLC) Training Program

Type: Conferences | Location: Las Vegas, Nevada - USA [South-West]
11/07/2016
11/11/2016
US/Central

The Certified Lactation Counselor®, (CLC) certification is the premier National Certification in Lactation Management for the United States. CLC certification holders have demonstrated competence in the lactation skills, knowledge and attitudes that are essential to helping women in the United States and have agreed to comply withThe Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice code of ethics. The Lactation Counselor Training course is recognized by ANCC as a Nursing Skills Competency Program.

CLC certification means that a person has received training and competency verification in breastfeeding and human lactation support including assessing the latching and feeding process, providing corrective interventions, counseling mothers, understanding and applying knowledge of milk production including in special circumstances and other commonly encountered situations. All of this give CLCs a strong foundation with which to help moms and babies.
The CLC certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and certifies that the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice meets the ANSI accreditation program requirements and those set forth in ANSI/ISOIEC 17024:2003 General requirements for bodies operating certification systems of persons for Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).
CLCs are members of the health care team who can provide knowledge and counseling about optimal and sub-optimal breastfeeding. CLCs understand that breastfeeding decisions are made by the mother, who may have values and goals different from the counselor. A counseling approach is used to gather information and provide appropriate support to the mother and her family. CLCs work as part of the health care team, assuring appropriate referrals and recommendations.
CLCs provide breastfeeding counseling and lactation management in:
• Maternity units in hospitals and birth centers.
• Neonatal intensive care units and special care nurseries.
• Outpatient lactation clinics.
• WIC programs.
• Visiting nurse programs.
• Maternal and child health services at the state, county and local level.
• Parenting centers, including military family support centers.
• Physician and midwife offices.

Research has shown that the education required of CLCs prior to certification is associated with improved breastfeeding outcomes.
Working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, WIC agencies, health departments, clinics, health care provider offices, and private practice, nationally certified CLCs are key to the US strategy of increasing breastfeeding rates in our communities, advocating for positive change in societies attitudes and behavior regarding breastfeeding, teaching breastfeeding classes, and assisting mothers to optimally breastfeed.
This research and competency based lactation management training provides
• Comprehensive breastfeeding management training
• Practical skills that will make you more effective in your job
• Time-saving hospital strategies that make breastfeeding a success
• Strategies and tips for special circumstances - premies, Down Syndrome, newborns affected by medications, and more
• How to talk to mothers in a way that encourages them to choose breastfeeding
• Public Health/WIC strategies that work to increase breastfeeding success

This comprehensive, evidence-based, breastfeeding management course includes practical skills, theoretical foundations and competency verification. Technical issues are explored within the context of counseling the mother in the hospital and in public health and community settings. This course prepares participants for professional work helping mothers and babies: this program trains participants how to gain insight into clients' problems, with a strong focus on counseling skills.

Contact Info
CERPS
L-CERPS: 
45
Other credits: 
Contact Hours: RNs: 45; RDs: 45; CLCs: 45 Contact Hours; IBCLCs: 45 L-CERPs; College Credits: 3, MCH 330

Lactation Couseling and Problem Solving

Type: Conferences | Location: Houston, Texas - USA [South-West]
12/06/2016 - 8:00am
12/06/2016 - 5:00pm
US/Central

This is an intermediate level course and is activity oriented. This newly revised course is designed for health professionals who counsel breastfeeding mothers and would like to improve problem-solving skills. The class emphasizes critical thinking reinforces concepts learned in the Principles of Lactation Management (POLM) course. To attend this course, you must have completed the POLM course within the immediate three years prior.

Small groups will work through case studies and rotate through skills activities. Be prepared to join the discussions and share your ideas with others in your group. While anyone may attend, this class is more suitable for WIC Breastfeeding Coordinators, labor and delivery nurses, postpartum nurses, home visiting nurses and those striving to sit for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam.

For current information and class schedules, please visit and bookmark our new site www.TexasWIC.org. Classes for staff and health care providers are found under the Health Partners tab, Breastfeeding Training.

Contact Info
Contact: 
Missy Hammer
Telephone: 
1 512-341-4457
CERPS
L-CERPS: 
7
Other credits: 
Contact Hours: CNE: 7.0; RDs: 7.0; IBCLCs: 7.0 L-CERPs
Cost: 
$ 30
Affiliation
Institutional Affiliation: 
Texas Department of State Health Services

Certified Lactation Counselor ® (CLC) Training Program

Type: Conferences | Location: Honolulu, Hawaii - USA [South-West]
12/12/2016
12/16/2016
US/Pacific

The Certified Lactation Counselor®, (CLC) certification is the premier National Certification in Lactation Management for the United States. CLC certification holders have demonstrated competence in the lactation skills, knowledge and attitudes that are essential to helping women in the United States and have agreed to comply withThe Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice code of ethics. The Lactation Counselor Training course is recognized by ANCC as a Nursing Skills Competency Program.

CLC certification means that a person has received training and competency verification in breastfeeding and human lactation support including assessing the latching and feeding process, providing corrective interventions, counseling mothers, understanding and applying knowledge of milk production including in special circumstances and other commonly encountered situations. All of this give CLCs a strong foundation with which to help moms and babies.
The CLC certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and certifies that the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice meets the ANSI accreditation program requirements and those set forth in ANSI/ISOIEC 17024:2003 General requirements for bodies operating certification systems of persons for Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).
CLCs are members of the health care team who can provide knowledge and counseling about optimal and sub-optimal breastfeeding. CLCs understand that breastfeeding decisions are made by the mother, who may have values and goals different from the counselor. A counseling approach is used to gather information and provide appropriate support to the mother and her family. CLCs work as part of the health care team, assuring appropriate referrals and recommendations.
CLCs provide breastfeeding counseling and lactation management in:
• Maternity units in hospitals and birth centers.
• Neonatal intensive care units and special care nurseries.
• Outpatient lactation clinics.
• WIC programs.
• Visiting nurse programs.
• Maternal and child health services at the state, county and local level.
• Parenting centers, including military family support centers.
• Physician and midwife offices.

Research has shown that the education required of CLCs prior to certification is associated with improved breastfeeding outcomes.
Working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, WIC agencies, health departments, clinics, health care provider offices, and private practice, nationally certified CLCs are key to the US strategy of increasing breastfeeding rates in our communities, advocating for positive change in societies attitudes and behavior regarding breastfeeding, teaching breastfeeding classes, and assisting mothers to optimally breastfeed.
This research and competency based lactation management training provides
• Comprehensive breastfeeding management training
• Practical skills that will make you more effective in your job
• Time-saving hospital strategies that make breastfeeding a success
• Strategies and tips for special circumstances - premies, Down Syndrome, newborns affected by medications, and more
• How to talk to mothers in a way that encourages them to choose breastfeeding
• Public Health/WIC strategies that work to increase breastfeeding success

This comprehensive, evidence-based, breastfeeding management course includes practical skills, theoretical foundations and competency verification. Technical issues are explored within the context of counseling the mother in the hospital and in public health and community settings. This course prepares participants for professional work helping mothers and babies: this program trains participants how to gain insight into clients' problems, with a strong focus on counseling skills.

Contact Info
CERPS
L-CERPS: 
45
Other credits: 
Contact Hours: RNs: 45; RDs: 45; CLCs: 45 Contact Hours; IBCLCs: 45 L-CERPs; College Credits: 3, MCH 330

Marie Biancuzzo's Lactation Exam Review 2017

Type: Conferences | Location: Lewisville, Texas - USA [South-West]
03/06/2017
03/08/2017
US/Central

Join Marie for a 2-day live review for the 2017 IBLCE Exam. This review course includes a mock exam with a computerized analysis of your strengths and weaknesses. We guarantee you'll pass the exam or you get a full refund! (See our website for more details.)

Register online at BreastfeedingOutlook.com or call us at 703-787-9894.

Contact Info
Telephone: 
1 703-787-9894
CERPS
L-CERPS: 
25
Other credits: 
19.0 contact hours, and 12.0 CPEUs at Level II for dietitians Continuing education credits are included
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