Do you ever feel that you are going about improving breastfeeding rates all by yourself? Does your department or community seem to sit in their own corners and work separately from each other or leave breastfeeding out of the big picture? Continuity of Care is not a new topic in the healthcare world. It focuses on reducing negative outcomes such as safety and mortality across many specialties. When we apply this to breastfeeding we can translate this into what creates these gaps of continuity which contribute to less than ideal rates of initiation, exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding and the negative outcomes associated with this. Improving breastfeeding is more than one person, agency or department can tackle. Partnerships and collaboration are essential to creating a continuity of care. We will discuss what partnerships mean to breastfeeding, where to look for them and ways to move forward together towards a common agenda of community continuity of care for breastfeeding.
At the end of the program, participants will be able to:
- To describe why continuity of care matters to breastfeeding
- To list three root causes of continuity of care failures
- To describe in continuity language, how low breastfeeding rates contribute to negative health outcomes
- To list the differences between internal continuity and external continuity of care and why they each matter
- Identify real world examples of solving continuity of care for breastfeeding
- Describe the levels of collaboration and its impact to improving continuity of care
- Why this matters? The ecological model, continuity info on definitions and breakdowns.
- Breaking down and working through examples
that fit the bill or what could be done to keep them going!
- Information driven partnerships – why it is needed, where to look, etc.
- Putting it all together: tranforming information into something tangible to harness.
Credit for future seminars is available under special circumstances until one week prior to event.
Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST select the ticket option of “General Registration by Check.” No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.
Continuing Education Credits (offered at no additional charge)
RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.
IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 6 R-CERPs will be awarded.
RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.