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Breastfeeding 101 for Healthcare Professionals
Name of organization, agency, or institution
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Delta Area Health Education Center (West Memphis, Arkansas)
Primary Contact Name and Title
Angie Whatley, RN, Women’s Health Project Coordinator
Project Aim and Goals
Six sessions will be provided via teleconferencing through the University Of Arkansas Medical Sciences across the state of Arkansas to healthcare providers who have access to teleconferencing.
This is a huge interest area and the project is promoting breastfeeding in Arkansas and raising the standards. Surveys were sent out to healthcare staff in rural hospital settings to L&D departments, 80% responded wanting more hands on education to help breastfeeding mothers at the bedside. Surveys will be distributed via email at the end in December 2011 to measure quality of lectures, usefulness and if breastfeeding encounters increased.
Series began February 2011 and will go through December 2011 for a total of 6.
Blueprint Area(s) Addressed
- Performance measurement and leveraging of results
- Coordination of care across time settings and disciplines
- Decision making and consumer choice
- Scope, content and availability of health professions education
- Clinical practice guideline or policy change
- Performance measurement/reporting
- Team building or communication process change
- Educational materials for health professionals
- Hands-on skills training or drills for health professionals