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.
We listened to your requests on your evaluations from last year’s conference…
We are pleased to announce that we have two excellent speakers this year!
Vergie Hughes RN MS IBCLC FILCA
Vergie Hughes has a long history of experience in Maternal Child Health including labor and delivery, post-partum and pediatrics, and for the past 25 years she has been involved in lactation management. Ms Hughes has a BSN from Pacific Lutheran University and a MS from Georgetown University. She has been a board certified lactation consultant since 1985. At Georgetown University Hospital she was the director of the Human Milk Bank, developed the National Capitol Lactation Center and The one week Lactation Consultant Training Program. This course has trained over 3,000 Lactation Consultants since its inception. She has been a private practice lactation consultant and business owner, operating her own lactation center, Washington’s Families First. Lactation Education Resources On-Line is her website, offering information to parents as well as training to professionals. Ms Hughs was recently honored with a “lifetime achievement award” being named a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Her topics will include milk banking, Joint Commission Perinatal Core Measures and Exclusive Breastfeeding, and Cultural Aspects of Breastfeeding.
Maya Bolman was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. Certified as IBCLC in 2001, she currently works as inpatient lactation consultant at Hillcrest Hospital Cleveland Clinic. Since 2009, she also works as lactation consultant in a large pediatric and breastfeeding medicine practice.
Maya Bolman is internationally known for her work promoting hand expression and breast massage to breastfeeding mothers. She recognizes that teaching mothers these basic tools helps empower them to work through breastfeeding challenges including engorgement, plugged ducts, separation from the infant, and milk supply concerns. She has worked with Dr. Witt to create an instructional video and conduct research on the effectiveness of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) both in the office and as a treatment at home for mothers.
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.