Caregiver Guide to Baby Friendly Certification

A guide for bedside caregivers in family birthing centers & NICU to understand the baby friendly initiative
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

The Patient+Family Care’s Course titled "Caregiver Guide to Baby Friendly Certification" walks professionals through the ten steps for successful breastfeeding outlined by UNICEF and WHO.

This course was designed for several reasons:

  • Frequent requests from hospitals and nursing staff to have this course available online (as it has been offered in live presentation multiple times)
  • To help participants better understand what Baby Friendly means to patients, to bedside caregivers and to organizations.
  • To fulfill the baby friendly certification education requirement of learning the global initiative of Baby Friendly Practices
  • Provides caregivers with a more in-depth understanding of the importance of this initiative
  • Fosters discussion and questions for the student to participate in some self reflection and additional study

The course includes a pre and post assessment quiz, video didactic material, some discussion points and some entertaining media clips. It will take about one hour to complete the full course and hopefully will foster additional education requests from Patient+Family Care.

What have others said?

"Sara demonstrates a passion for families and creating a positive hospital experience. The quality of the experience that families have in the period after the birth of a child can provide a supportive foundation for the family’s future. All caregivers that care for women, infant and families in the postparum period will benefit from the strategies that Sara emphasizes in the education she provides. Her style is warm and casual, peppered with personal stories of how the strategies have been effective. Sara is approachable and positive, making her presentations so enjoyable and beneficially.” ~M. Kerr, Nursing Instructor

“This presentation was extremely helpful! To hear Sara’s honest feedback about how she was initially apprehensive about Baby Friendly made me feel so much better! I had the same apprehension but never wanted to admit it. Sara speaks with ease and keeps students engaged and I always look forward to her presentations.” ~G. Roberts, Birthing Center RN

“I love that Sara’s passion for her presentations shine through while she speaks. She is knowledgeable and excited to share her experience and passion with others.” ~R. Tyler, NICU RN

What are the requirements?

  • A desire to know more about the Baby Friendly Initiative and Certification
  • Recommended: Currently undergoing the educational requirements for Baby Friendly Certification
  • Audio
  • Recommended: Printer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what Baby Friendly Means to Organizations and Caregivers
  • Learn how to provide education on Baby Friendly to your patient population
  • Learn how to overcome obstacles of moving towards Baby Friendly Certification
  • Learn communication techniques
  • Understand the global initiatives and efforts that are going on around the world

Who is the target audience?

  • Family Birthing Center Staff
  • NICU Staff
  • Hospital and Birthing Center Leadership
  • Providers (Obstetrics, Neonatology, Pediatrics, Mid Level Providers)
  • Lactation Specialists

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Welcome and Pre-Assessment Quiz
1 page
10 questions

Test your knowledge of the Baby Friendly Initiative before participating in the content presentation

Section 2: Course Content
Introduction to Course
The Basics
Education During Pregnancy
Practices to Assist Breastfeeding
Mom/Baby Separation
Support Groups
Special Considerations
Media Campaigns
Section 3: Post Assessment and Conclusion
10 questions

Complete the quiz to see if you have an increased knowledge base after completing this course

Thank you
1 page
Certificate of Completion
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Sara Mosher, RN, BSN, MHA

Patient+Family Care was founded by Sara Mosher, who is a registered nurse and has been a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit since 2001. Her passion within the profession has always been the patient and family experience and has devoted herself to helping improve the NICU journey for hundreds of families during her career. Sara became a March of Dimes NICU Family Support Specialist in 2009 which allowed her to focus even more of her attention on supporting families through the emotional journey of a neonatal crisis. Through this role, Sara was invited to serve on the March of Dimes National NICU Training Faculty and has traveled across the country speaking to hospital staff at individual organizations, and at national conferences, about the importance of supporting families and how to incorporate families into daily care practices. Sara also has been contracted by multiple health systems to develop individualized staff education related to family support and enjoys the opportunity to visit new units and meet other professionals that love neonatal nursing.

During Sara’s career she has filled roles from bedside clinician, neonatal transport nurse, clinical educator, family support specialist and NICU manager and is now wanting to share her passion and talents with others through education and on line courses.

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