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Mastering Skin-to-Skin: Virtual Learning Series

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Mastering Skin-to-Skin: Program Summary

Overview

NICHQ has taken its years of experience in helping hospitals improve maternity care practices to support breastfeeding and packaged the key strategies into a series of virtual learning programs for healthcare professionals. The first program, Mastering Skin-to-Skin, focuses specifically on how to overcome barriers to implementing skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth, a key component in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Program Design

Mastering Skin-to-Skin consists of three one-hour interactive, virtual coaching sessions with nationally-recognized experts. There will be action steps to be taken between each webinar and lessons learned will be featured in class for expert review and learning. An online classroom will facilitate ongoing conversations between participants and instructors to continue discussion beyond the class time.

Participants Will Learn

> The evidence behind why skin-to-skin contact is important.
> Strategies for implementing skin-to-skin contact in a hospital setting.
> How to overcome common challenges and barriers to implementation.
> How quality improvement methods can help with system change.
> The role of leadership in spreading and sustaining change.

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Who Should Attend

This training program is for healthcare professionals at hospitals just starting or currently working to implement skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth. The program is relevant for a healthcare professional (e.g., nurse manager, administrator, doctor, nurse, lactation consultant) who individually or as part of a team is:

  • Seeking to enhance maternity care practices at their hospital
  • Leading implementing of skin-to-skin contact or Baby-Friendly step 4 at their hospital
  • Considering becoming a Baby-Friendly hospital

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Why Should You Attend

NICHQ is a leader in teaching healthcare professionals how to apply quality improvement methods to improve breastfeeding rates. Through multiple state and a national quality improvement initiative, NICHQ has tested, proven and amassed an arsenal of best practices to help hospitals and birth centers make significant improvements across multiple aspects of maternity care. This expertise is being made available for the first time to healthcare professionals through a series of online training programs.

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Price/Credit

The cost of the course is $495 and allows the learner to apply for CE credit upon completion.

If you don't wish to earn CE credit for this course, the price is $395.

$100 Off w/NO CE CREDIT
Coupon Code: 3AAB087E2B

NOTE: In order to receive the $100 discount on the final cost of the course, you must enter the above coupon code during checkout.

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Instructor Bios

Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, is Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and adjunct at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and the Division Head of Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. She is Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Feldman-Winter is recognized nationally and internationally for her work related to breastfeeding education programs and nutrition policy. She is an inaugural Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She was the Physician Champion for the New Jersey Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a project of AAPNJ and the NJ Department of Health, Chair of the Policy Committee for the AAP Section on Breastfeeding, and Principle Investigator for the AAP Residency Curriculum in Breastfeeding Project. Currently she serves as National Faculty Chair of the NICHQ Best Fed Beginnings Project.

Jennifer Ustianov, MS, RN, IBCLC is NICHQ's Director of Perinatal Content and the Project Director of the Best Fed Beginnings, Texas and New York state breastfeeding initiatives. Prior to joining NICHQ, she was the Project Director for the Vermont’s Perinatal Outreach Education and Perinatal Quality Improvement Initiatives within the University of Vermont’s Child Health Improvement Program. During the past 12 plus years, Ustianov has directed local and national projects focused on improving outcomes for pregnant women and their families, and she has also served as a lactation consultant and staff nurse at several institutions. Matching this experience with 32 years of maternal child clinical experience, Ustianov provides extensive knowledge in quality improvement methodology, teamwork models, patient safety and system re-design, guiding translation to frontline health professional in clinical and community settings.

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Syllabus Summary

Virtual Coaching Session 1: The Evidence & QI 101
  • Discuss evidence related to Baby-Friendly Step 4 and overall breastfeeding related benefits.
  • Share tactics for overcoming common challenges and barriers to implementing Step 4.
  • Provide an overview of the basics related to quality improvement (QI) and application to successfully adopting Step 4.
Virtual Coaching Session 2: Addressing Barriers to Implementation and PDSA Review
  • Discuss best practices related to quality improvement initiatives and review small tests of change tried at your hospital
  • Overview of capturing documentation and  tracking improvement
  • Review barriers to implementation based on initiatives tried at participating hospitals
  • Identify common challenges with implementation with a focus on cultural awareness
Virtual Coaching Session 3: PDSA Review and Sustainability
  • Continue conversation around challenges to adoption and implementation of Step 4
  • Review common themes and barriers related to small tests of change tried at participating hospitals
  • Discuss the role that leadership plays in implementing Step 4 and quality improvement initiatives
  • Discuss how to sustain changes and improvements adopted throughout this course and best practices for spreading these initiatives.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of CE credit is available?
Three continuing Education credits are available for individual nurses or doctors that sign up for the program. If a hospital team is participating on the call, only one team member can receive continuing education credit.


Who should take this course?
This training program is for healthcare professionals at hospitals just starting or currently working to implement skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth. The program is relevant for a healthcare professional (e.g., nurse manager, administrator, doctor, nurse, lactation consultant) who individually or as part of a team is:

  • seeking to enhance maternity care practices at their hospital
  • leading implementing of skin-to-skin contact or Baby-Friendly step 4 at their hospital
  • considering becoming a Baby-Friendly hospital

Does this training fulfill the staff training hours required for Baby-Friendly designation?
This course is not intended to fulfill the staff training hours required for Baby-Friendly designation. The focus of this training is on overcoming barriers to implementing skin-to-skin contact.


Will recordings of the virtual coaching sessions be available?
Yes, we will make the recording available shortly after each session.


Will there be additional trainings on other steps?
Yes. More information will be available soon about additional virtual learning programs from NICHQ on other aspects of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Updates will be posted on the NICHQ website.

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CE Credit Information

Jointly provided/co-provided by Tufts University School of Medicine and NICHQ
 
Hardware and Software Requirements: Access to a computer with any of these web browsers:
Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9
Mozilla Firefox 16 and up
Google Chrome 25 and up
 
 
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1 hour
 
 
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies:
Primary: Medical knowledge
Secondary: Patient care
Secondary: Systems-based practice
 
Accreditation Statements
 
Physician
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ). TUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
TUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Nurses
Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This activity provides 3 Contact Hours for nurses.

Requirements for successful completion
To receive CE credit, participants must sign-in, view the entire activity and complete and submit the activity evaluation.  Certificates/statements of credit will be provided 4-6 after the completion of the series.
 
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships with Commercial Interests
All faculty, course directors, planning committee members and others in a position to control the content of an educational activity are required to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Conflicts of interest resulting from a relevant financial relationship are resolved prior to the activity during the content review.
 
The following individuals have no relevant financial relationship to report in the last 12 months with a commercial interest:
David Boyer, Lori Feldman-Winter, Cindy Hutter, Alana Krafchin, Karin Pearson, Lara Shew, Mirosleidy, Tejeda, Jennifer Ustianov,Eleanor Wertman
 
Commercial Support
There is no commercial support for this activity.
 
 
ADA/OEO Nondiscrimination Policy
Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) considers all applicants and activity participants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation.  TUSM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TUSM does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in their programs and activities as identified in the American with Disabilities Act. 
 
Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality: To view the privacy policy for TUSM OCE, please see:
http://md.tufts.edu/Education/Continuing-Ed-Microsite/Privacy-and-Confidentiality-Policy
 
 
For question regarding certification, please contact Tufts University School of Medicine- Office of Continuing Education at med-oce@tufts.edu or 617-636-6579.
 
For technical help, please contact learning@nichq.org.
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Future Offerings

More information will be available soon about additional virtual learning programs from NICHQ on other aspects of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Check back here soon for additional information.

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