From the Field: Breastfeeding 101 for Healthcare Professionals

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Project Title

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,┬áRN, 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

Strategies Used

For More Information

arwhatley@uams.edu

Filed in Blueprint, Care coordination, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Decision making and choice, Educational materials for health professionals, Health professions education, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Skills training or drills for health professionals, Stories from the Field, Team building on Tue., Apr 5, 2011

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