Healthcare professionals working with new families, including physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, social workers, dieticians, and many others, play a profound role in infant feeding decisions. Interprofessional Education (IPE) is an integral component of professional training to equip an array of healthcare workers to cultivate patient-centered care in a collaborative team environment; however, curricula addressing breastfeeding did not exist until the creation of the Breastfeeding: Human Medicine IPE module in 2020 by the Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research (CHEER), Inspire Health and the University of Mississippi Medical School. Our lightning talk will discuss usage of this novel resource to date and describe creative options for implementing the curriculum to improve provider breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and confidence, build interdisciplinary partnerships, and improve patient outcomes.
The talk will address the summit theme of improving care outcomes through interprofessional innovations by reviewing how this novel IPE resource about breastfeeding fills gaps in professional education that must be addressed in order to address existing disparities. It furthermore will address theme 4 (partnerships) by discussing the important role that partnerships played in the creation of the IPE, and how IPE focused on partnerships and patient-centered care is integral for improving breastfeeding rates.
The talk will provide knowledge to learners by highlighting creative options for using the module to engage local health professionals, improve relevant referrals, foster consistent messaging, build collaboration, and improve provider breastfeeding knowledge, skills, and confidence leading to a reduction in disparities and improved care outcomes.
As reviewed above, the talk aligns with the summit objectives, the selected theme, and represents an interprofessional initiative. Review of usage thus far and ideas for how the module can be used provide attendants knowledge and skills.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.