09/14/2015 - 9:00am
09/19/2015 - 5:00pm
Lactation Management /Exam Preparation Course Cleveland 2015
The original Lactation Consultant Exam Review / Lactation Management Course, in its 25th season, developed by IBLCE Founder and author of Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review Linda J. Smith.
The 2015 Dayton course will be held Sept. 14-19, 2015 at Lakewood Hospital and is approved for a total of 45 CERPs.
The Lactation Management and Exam Preparation Course is a comprehensive review of the skills and knowledge needed for evidence-based professional lactation consultant practice. The course will help prepare candidates for the certification examination sponsored by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).
Six days of instruction and three graded clinical exercises to be completed independently conclude with a practice examination to identify strengths and gaps in skill and knowledge areas. Interactive activities, clinical slides and videos, and skill-building techniques create a uniquely warm and supportive learning environment. This course was the first to be based on the IBLCE Exam Blueprint and is the longest-running course of its kind.
Dates and Location
Sept. 14-19, 2015 at Lakewood Hospital, Cleveland OH. Lakewood is providing meeting room space for this course. The hospital is NOT responsible in any way for any aspect of the course content, tuition, or registration. Please DO NOT contact the hospital for course information. Meals and lodging are available nearby, and contact numbers and more information will be sent with registration confirmations.
Three clinical exercises totaling 9 hours of independent study must be submitted before the last day of the course. A list of recommended exercises will be sent when registration is received.
If your organization would like to provide this course to a substantial number of participants, it may make sense to sponsor this course at your facility. Contact Linda Smith for details.
This course examines assessment parameters and skills within the role of case finding, reporting, noting change and documenting the assessment. Major topics covered in the course are normal and gross anatomy of mother and infant, normal and abnormal development of the anatomy and physiology of the breastfeeding mother and baby, infant assessment scales, breast and maternal assessment, lexicon of assessment and documentation.
Learn to Teach the 20 Hour Course
(Applied Teaching Methods in Lactation Education for Health Professionals, Educators and Staff who Support the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative)
This course is designed to train those who will teach the 20 hour course required by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative for training health professionals, educators and staff. This offering provides a week long learning laboratory to assist participants in mastering the materials, methods and scientific evidence that form the basis of the 20 Hour Course (as developed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, and adapted for the US by Healthy Children Project). This course is organized around the concepts, strategies and applications involved in adult learning, Utilizing these concepts, participants will present sections of the 20 hour course to other participants (topics and materials will be assigned on-site). In addition, barriers and strategies to implementing the Ten Steps will be addressed. It is recommended that learners have a firm understanding of the basic concepts of lactation before taking this course.