360 Degrees 5-hour Communications Bundle
Powerful skills for every setting
Meet the IBCLE exam communications requirement while you explore communication from a bird’s-eye view. This unique course covers the art and science of communication across the diverse arenas where lactation professionals serve–working directly with parents, helping clients from a culture different from your own, supporting parents in crisis, and sharing lactation information online. No matter the forum, this course will help you communicate your message with clarity, compassion, and effectiveness.
Included in the course:
Communicating with Parents Be effective with clients: Years later, parents still remember specific words said to them when they were learning to breastfeed. Learn to communicate with clarity and empathy–prenatally, during each trimester, and with new parents. Instructor Angela Love-Zaranka, BA, IBCLC, RLC, Program Director at LER, brings her unique insight and years of experience to this course.
Impact of Culture in Lactation Support Be effective cross-culturally: Instructor Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLC, RLC, CBS, and Doula, explores the critical ways culture affects lactation, from the choice to feed human milk to the age of weaning and everything in between. Learn to communicate with cultural humility by combining knowledge of your client’s culture with a heartfelt sense of respect, empathy, and sensitivity. Killings serves as Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at LER.
Continuity of Care and the Community Be effective with colleagues: Many new breast/chestfeeding parents are discharged home with nothing more than a list of possible people to contact for help, when they really need an individualized, specific plan and an already-scheduled follow-up appointment. Sekeita Lewis Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC, provides concrete suggestions for partnering with your community to overcome barriers to continuity of care.
Something is Wrong on the Internet: Correcting Misinformation Online (Social Media) Be effective online: Thanks to social media, lactation misinformation can spread like never before. This course provides an in-depth look at the causes of erroneous lactation information online, as well as strategies for crafting your own accurate messages that will stick with your audience better and longer than the misinformation they read. Join instructors Amber McCann, IBCLC, and Jeanette McCulloch IBCLC, specialists in this area who offer their combined expertise on connecting with families on social media, reaching millennial parents online, and teaching others in the profession to do the same.
PTSD for NICU Parents Be effective in crisis: Shares how to offer the compassionate, insightful communication critical for families whose baby is or has been in the NICU. Instructors: Valerie Goodman, RN, IBCLC has been serving NICU families for more than 15 years at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital and teaches The Science of Infant Feeding at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Angela Love-Zaranka, BA, IBCLC, RLC, is Program Director at LER and has served as an IBCLC in private practice and as the creator and manager of a hospital lactation department.
This Course Awards:
- 5.0 L-CERPs
- 5.0 Nursing Contact Hours
- 5.0 CMEs