Pharmacists' Continuing Education Bundle
Essential info & today’s hot topics
Designed with pharmacists in mind, this eight-course bundle provides the basics of medication management during lactation while also tackling today’s hot topics. Prepare to confidently counsel parents who are providing human milk to their infants on exactly the issues you are most likely to field questions about right now.
Included in the course:
Herbals and Galactagogues During Lactation. Confidently counsel lactating parents on using herbs and galactagogues, and be sure you’re using the best reference sources for reliable, evidence-based information. Instructor Leslie Southard, PharmD, BCACP, CLC is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and certified lactation counselor specializing in medication use during pregnancy and lactation.
Medication Use During Lactation. Counsel lactating parents on the use of medications based on their individual circumstances. Review properties that determine transfer of medication into human milk, identify best reference sources, and be sure you can identify potential adverse medication reactions in human-milk-fed infants. Taught by Leslie Southard, PharmD, BCACP, CLC.
Cannabis Use During Lactation. Is Cannabis safe for breastfeeding parents and their infants? Get the information you need to offer judgment-free, evidence-based advice on this timely topic. Taught by Leslie Southard, PharmD, BCACP, CLC.
Use of Hydrogel Dressings and Nipple Creams During Lactation. Covers gel dressings and nipple creams marketed to new parents, over-the-counter and by prescription. Explains ingredients, effects, indications for use, and and contraindications. Also addresses compounds, herbal preparations, and non-pharmacological tools for nipple pain and trauma. Taught by Leslie Southard, PharmD, BCACP, CLC.
Use of LARC Methods During Lactation. Are long-acting reversible contraceptive methods appropriate for lactating parents? This course has answers, covering the pharmacology, methods of action, effectiveness, and implications for lactation for each. Taught by Leslie Southard, PharmD, BCACP, and CLC.
Nicotine and Tobacco Use During Lactation. A deep dive, from the history of tobacco use to its pharmacokinetics, effect on milk composition and supply, and risks to the milk-fed infant. Also covers e-cigarettes, vaping, and nicotine replacement therapies. Taught by Leslie Southard, PharmD, BCACP, and CLC.
Do Lactation and Booze Mix? Covers basic facts and latest research on alcohol use during lactation, including pharmacokinetics, relative infant dose, effect on maternal hormones, milk supply, and milk ejection reflex, and much more. Instructor Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA, has specialized in ethics as a practicing attorney, works as a private-practice IBCLC, and is the author of textbooks, journal articles, and blogs on legal and ethical issues.
Individualized Approach to Inducing Lactation. Understand how the body can make milk without pregnancy and birth and how to develop a plan for inducing lactation to meet a parent's circumstances and preferences. Instructor Alyssa Schnell, MS, IBCLC, is the co-host of the Breastfeeding Outside the Box podcast geared towards families breastfeeding in extraordinary situations and the author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing: A Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers Through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances.
This Course Awards:
- 10.0 CPEs - from The Interstate Post Graduate Medical Association - IPMA
- 10.0 L-CERPs - from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners - IBLCE
- 10.0 Nursing Contact Hours - from the American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC