Clinical Lactation Skills for RNs - Dallas
The Clinical Lactation Skills for RNs course focuses on increasing knowledge of lactation problems, lactation assessment, and methods of intervention. The course provides an opportunity for direct observation, instruction, and hands-on demonstration of breastfeeding support and counseling. Students shadow experienced outpatient-based International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) over the period of one full day in the clinic.
Students will need to provide proof of immunizations. The complete immunization documentation must be sent to the Lactation Support Center by the deadline date provided in your packet or you will be cancelled from the class.
Attendance preference is given to RNs currently licensed and practicing in a Maternal/Child Health unit or a designated Baby Friendly Hospital.
RNs not currently working with breastfeeding mothers and infants, and all other healthcare professionals, please complete the pre-requisite classes listed below prior to contacting the event coordinator for availability and a registration code.
Pre-requisite Option 1: Complete Breastfeeding Management and Breastfeeding the Compromised Infant online (found on our WIC Partner Training site).
Pre-requisite Option 2: Complete Principles of Lactation Management and Lactation Counseling and Problem Solving classes in-person.
The classes in Option 2 are conducted across the state throughout the year. Pre-requisites must be completed no more than 5 years prior to be eligible to attend. Your class will not be scheduled until your credentials and/or your pre-requisite courses are completed and verified.
Physiologic Process of Milk Production
Initiating and Sustaining Breastmilk Feedings
Recognizing the Components of a Focused Maternal/Infant Breastfeeding History and Assessment
Impact of Perinatal Practices on Breastfeeding
Strategies to Support Step 10 of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
Continuing Education Credit
You must attend the entire course in order to receive continuing education contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded. Individuals missing any portion of the day by arriving late or leaving early will not be eligible for contact hours or a certificate of attendance.
This activity has been submitted to the Texas Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Texas Nurses Association – Approver is accredited with distinction as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
If you have questions about attendance requirements, continuing education credits or class content: Email the CE Coordinator.