Lactation Basics for Travel Nurses
As a travel nurse, we know your time is precious. Welcome to the most concise guide you will ever find on the mission-critical information you need to effectively help breastfeeding dyads.
This course covers a lot of ground in a short period of time, without skipping anything, and delivers what you need to be successful. You can have the confidence you need, by your next shift.
- Learn why exclusive breastfeeding is medically important, for lactating parents and babies, and how to confidently educate parents about why it matters, based on conclusive scientific evidence.
- Gain comfort with the hands-on lactation support skills dyads need most. Confidently help with: Safe skin-to-skin; hand expression; pumping; latch and positioning; assisting during the golden hour after birth, including supporting skin to skin, the breast crawl, and the first feed–including supporting parents after surgical deliveries.
- Thoroughly understand how to preempt the most common medical reasons for formula supplementation: low blood sugar, excessive weight loss, breast refusal/sleepy baby, and jaundice. Supplementation jeopardizes lactation success; learn to help families avoid unnecessary supplementation.
Never before have travel nurses been such a critical part of the maternal and newborn healthcare team–and assuring breastfeeding success is one of the most important contributions you can make.. Ensure you are effective by gaining the skills you need to help–from admission through labor and delivery, and after discharge.
- 1.5 L-CERPs
- 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours