Affiliated Provider-Direct Care Staff Baby Friendly Step 2 Competency_Online
Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria (GEC) spell out the minimum standards that facilities must achieve in order to achieve/maintain Baby Friendly (BF) designation.The updated release of these guidelines represents 3 years of work to bring the GEC to fully align with implementation guidance released by WHO and UNICEF. Updated guidelines emphasize meaningful conversations & shared decision making between providers and families around evidence –based practices. A completely new approach to Step 2 with a strong emphasis on competency verification with target training to address identified gaps in knowledge and skills. Performance Indicators need to be verified for all role groups in order to support each of the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Providers and direct care staff alike are required to have the knowledge and skills to care for our patients. This education session will help to ensure consistency in practice and align education and skills competencies with the new Baby Friendly USA Guidelines.
This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians and physician assistants.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Utilize knowledge and skills required by Baby Friendly USA to be able to provide families with quality, unbiased, evidenced-based information about infant feeding and support them to successfully feed their babies in the manner they choose.
- Examine the topics that need to be reviewed and discussed with their patients regarding infant feeding.
- Demonstrate ways to effectively communicate with parents to help assist them with achieving their feeding goals.
- Elizabeth Newman, LCCE, HBCE - Registered Nurse, UPMC
- Melissa Shaver, BSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC, LCCE, HBCE - UPMC Central Pa. Women & Children's Services
- Leslie Cree, BA IBCLC - Lactation Consultant - UPMC Magee Womens Harrisburg PA
- Kenneth Oken, MD - Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists-UPMC
- Alexis Abeln, RN, IBCLC - Labor and Delivery Nurse, Lactation Consultant at UPMC Harrisburg
- Lauren Romberger, PA-C - UPMC Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists-North Harrisburg
- Shannon Lilienthal, BA, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant, UPMC Magee-Womens at UPMC Harrisburg
- Rachel Claroni, CRNP - Nurse Practitioner, UPMC Divine Mercy Womens Health
- Amber LeCadre, MSN, RNC-MNN - Maternity Project Coordinator at UPMC Harrisburg.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.5 contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
- 2.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
- 2.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 2.50 Attendance
- 0.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
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