Text Size: A- A+ Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube

Classes & Events

West Penn Hospital Maternity Unit Tour
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions
Monday, April 21st, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions
Monday, April 21st, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions @ WPH
Monday, April 21st, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Penn Hospital Baby Care 2 Wk. Series
Monday, April 21st, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Education

Breastfeeding Best Practices

Back to Online Courses

This course, designed for nurses, teaches the benefits of breastfeeding and various techniques of this practice. Nurses will learn about the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), as well as benefits of and obstacles to breastfeeding. In this course, participants will navigate through a voice-recorded PowerPoint presentation and watch a video. Nurses’ growth in breastfeeding knowledge will be assessed using a pretest and posttest. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)
  • Identify two factors which contribute to early termination of breastfeeding
  • Recall the ten steps of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
  • Define “exclusive” breast milk feeding
  • List three risks of formula supplementation in the postpartum period
  • Discuss three benefits of skin-to-skin
  • Identify four signs of a good latch
  • Demonstrate three breastfeeding positions
  • Recall the procedure for manual expression
  • Identify three signs of effective milk transfer

Expected Outcomes

  • The nursing staff will be empowered (via evidence based education) to efficiently assist breastfeeding mothers using current recommendations
  • Breastfeeding initiation and exclusive breastfeeding rates at West Penn Hospital will increase

Audience

  • Nursing Staff
X
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Tell us who you are:

What areas do you use on our website?*
(select more than one if it applies)











Did you find what you were looking for?


Would you refer others to our website?

Can we contact you for future questions?

CAPTCHA math question:* 8 + 1 =

Thank you for completing the West Penn Allegheny Health System website survey.
We value your feedback and comments.