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Breastfeeding Education, Support and Training (BEST)

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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

This training is primarily directed to Primary Care Physicians, office staff and hospital staff.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation you should be able to:

  • Describe the current state of breastfeeding in the US.
  • Recognize misconceptions by health professionals that create barriers to breastfeeding.
  • Develop office, hospital, and workplace policies to support breastfeeding.
  • Provide anticipatory guidance to support mothers to successfully breastfeed.
  • Assist women with breastfeeding problems, and help them utilize community resources.

Joint Sponsor Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pennsylvania Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits'. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded .10 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.0 contact hours. Faculty for this activity have been requested to identify significant financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which might affect the balance of their presentation.

Authors:
BEVERLY ANN CURTIS, DNP, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC
Beverly Ann Curtis is employed as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Keystone Pediatrics, located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She has practiced in general pediatrics and in breastfeeding medicine for over 25 years. Dr. Curtis has also served on numerous local and national boards including Chair of the Board of Directors of the United States Breastfeeding Committee. She has worked in many clinical settings developing breastfeeding evidence-based systems of care for families and their infants.
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.