EMPower Provider Training Part 1 - UPMC Learning

Breastfeeding education is not routinely a part of provider training. More than 80% of parents express a desire to breastfeed/breast milk feed their infants and providers may lack the knowledge and understanding of how to guide and support with common breastfeeding/breast milk feeding management topics. Providers may lack the awareness of how office and hospital practice and how effective communication can impact informed infant feeding choices and create disparities.

This training is developed to support optimal infant feeding practices and effective communication with all healthcare team members will help improve continuity of care for meeting feeding goals and help reduce disparities.

The course content for this training is hosted on The UPMC Learning website, which is only accessible to those who are directly employed by UPMC.   

Target Audience

This course is designed for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians and Physician Assistants. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Section 1: Overview: National Trends and Guidance National Trends and Guidance

  • Describe national breastfeeding trends
  • Explain national initiatives that and actions that have led to breastfeeding improvements
  • Identify The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Define the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Section 2: Foundational Skills

  • List at least 3 products that are covered by the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes
  • Describe at least 3 ways a direct care provider/direct care staff protects breastfeeding in practice
  • Describe at least 1 way a direct care provider/direct care staff member should respond if offered information provided by manufacturers and/or distributors of products within the scope of the code
  • Describe at least 1 type of financial or material inducement that might be offered to a direct care provider/direct care staff member by a manufacturer and/or distributor of products within the scope of the code
  • Describe at least 1 harm of a direct care provider accepting financial or material inducements
  • Explain at least 2 ways that the facility ensures that there is no promotion of infant formula, feeding bottles, or teats in any part of facilities providing maternity and newborn services, or by any of the direct care providers
  • Describe at least 2 elements that are in a facility’s comprehensive infant feeding policy
  • Explain at least 3 ways that the infant feeding policy affects direct care provider’s/ direct care staff member's work in providing safe, equitable, and appropriate care
  • Explain at least 2 reasons why monitoring of hospital practices is important to ensure quality of care
  • Explain at least 2 ways practices are monitored in this facility

Section 3: Critical Management Procedures to Support the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Critical Management Procedures

  • Describe 4 pillars of effective communication
  • Explain how racism, bias, and discrimination contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and newborn outcomes
  • Demonstrate skills in practicing cultural humility
  • Explain how person-centered care contribute to improved quality of care
  • Demonstrate at least 3 aspects of listening and learning skills when talking with a parent
  • Demonstrate at least 3 ways to adapt communication style and content when talking with a parent
  • Demonstrate at least 2 ways to encourage a parent to share their views, taking time to understand and consider these views
  • Demonstrate at least 3 aspects of building confidence and giving support when talking with a parent
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 5.00 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.
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/31/2024
Course expires: 
05/31/2027
UPMC Learning
United States

Planning Committee:

  • Alison Keating, MSN, RN, IBCLC - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Altoona Regional Health System
  • Courtney Goettel, MD - Assistant Director, Family Medicine Obstetrics, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital/Medical Education Department UPMC
  • Bethany Stiffey, PA-CObstetrics and Gynecology, UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.

Course Director:

Natalie McCullen, BSN, RN, IBCLC – Registered Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, UPMC Williamsport

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.


Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME program 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.

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.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh School designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.0 contact hour.

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 5.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

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.

 

    Available Credit

    • 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 5.00 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.
    • 5.00 ANCC
      UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 5.00 Attendance
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