Lactation Management /Exam Preparation Course Dayton April 3-8, 2017
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 next Dayton course will be held April 3-8, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital and is approved for a total of 90 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
April 3-8, 2017. Miami Valley Hospital 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.
Clinical exercises totaling 54 hours of independent study must be submitted by the assigned dates. 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.
Faculty: Linda J. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC
- Explain the biological processes involved in breastfeeding and human lactation
Describe psychological, sociological, and cultural issues affecting breastfeeding families
- Explain pharmacological principles affecting the breastfeeding dyad
Interpret research findings that pertain to lactation and the mother-baby breastfeeding dyad
- Discuss Legal, ethical, and professional issues of lactation consultant practice
Describe public health aspects and implications of breastfeeding
Explain normal and abnormal variations and conditions pertinent to the course of lactation
- Demonstrate appropriate counseling skills that support breastfeeding women
Demonstrate clinical assessment, management skills, & use of breastfeeding equipment
- Demonstrate test-taking strategies by completing a simulated examination
Course schedule / agenda (you must attend all 6 days and complete the clinical exercises to receive credit)
- Day 1: 9 am to 5 pm: Overview; principles of lactation management; breast anatomy and milk synthesis; infant physiology, suck, and milk transfer including positioning and latch-on at breast; assessing a breastfeed; skills practice. (Please bring a newborn-size doll for skills practice)
- Day 2: 9 am to 5 pm: Biochemistry of human milk; short and long-term affects of infant diet and feeding; milk collection & storage, donor milk banking; pharmacology and maternal medications; global policies; resources and educational tools.
- Day 3: 9 am to 5 pm: Lifecycle of the mother-baby dyad and breastfeeding relationship; growth patterns; family foods; weaning; sleep issues; politics of breastfeeding including WHO Code; legal and ethical issues, LC role and scope of practice guidelines.
- Day 4: 9 am to 5 pm: Breast pathology; clinical skills: ABC protocol, problem assessment; equipment and technology; communication & counseling skills.
- Day 5: 9 am to 5 pm: : Special babies and infant illness, Prematurity, jaundice, allergy, supplementation, establishing and restoring breastfeeding, case studies and action plans; Maternal health issues during lactation, fertility, multiple births, social and cultural issues, employment.
- Day 6: 9 am to 5 pm: Interpretation of research & statistics; course review; integrating new knowledge & skills in practice settings; submission of completed clinical exercises; test-taking and study strategies; exam simulation and scoring, exam discussion; course evaluation.
Registration, Cancellation, and other Policies
Early registration is advised, as course size is limited. A selection of recommended clinical exercises will be provided when registration is confirmed. Registrations must be accompanied by tuition payment in the form of a check, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) authorization. Reservations made online are not binding until payment is received. Do not send credit card information by e-mail. Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the course start date will be assessed a $25 fee. No refunds will be made after the course has begun, for partial attendance, or for no-shows. Confirmation, lodging information, reading recommendations, and recommended clinical exercises will be sent by mail after payment is received. NO cancellations for weather - please keep in touch with me by phone and email.
Lodging, all meals and snacks are “on your own.” The course materials are protected by international copyright laws. Photographic and/or electronic recording is prohibited. Exceptions must be requested in writing in advance.
Babies in class: We support the Innocenti Declaration and recognize that observing real babies and their mothers is a central part of breastfeeding education. Breastfeeding babies are welcome to remain with their mothers during the course. The classroom is not suitable for mobile toddlers or loud children. Contact Linda Smith to discuss individual situations.
Tuition: $975, which includes ~600 page syllabus and a flash drive with additional materials.
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