The official launch of the LactationQBank, which offers on-demand telesimulation practice sessions and self-directed learning through virtual unfolding case scenarios.
The first course, “Lactation support in a telehealth setting” was created in response to the COVID19 pandemic. The objective is to support the training needs of healthcare professionals and students so that they can learn how to triage breastfeeding patients to prevent unnecessary hospitalization and clinic visits.
LiquidGoldConcept is featured in Ann Arbor SPARK’s news highlighting our research validating of our first product – the Lactation Simulation Model – and released the first details on our upcoming on-demand virtual training platform – the LactationQBank.
LiquidGoldConcept’s manuscript Development and evaluation of a high-fidelity lactation simulation model for health professional breastfeeding education detailing the four-phase validation of the Lactation Simulation Model by OB/GYN and family medicine residents, nurse-midwifery students, and breastfeeding medicine physicians was published in the International Breastfeeding Journal.
“For breastfeeding rates to improve, mothers need support from their nurses, midwives, pediatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists, and all healthcare staff who interact with pregnant and lactating women. Clinical education with high-fidelity breastfeeding simulators could be the ideal learning modality for trainees and hospital staff to build confidence in clinical lactation skills. The ability of a high-fidelity breastfeeding simulator to increase a learner’s lactation knowledge and psychomotor skills acquisition, retention, and transfer to patient care still needs to be tested.”
The 2018 Lactation Simulation Model Prototype
LiquidGoldConcept exhibited at the Indiana State Breastfeeding Conference in Indianapolis, which was hosted by the Indiana State Department of Health. Lactation consultants, nurses and nurse practitioners, WIC, peer counselors, family practice physicians, doulas, birth coaches, community partners, and students from all over the Midwest attended the conference. In the exhibit hall, attendees interacted with the LSMs and BHTT between speaking sessions.
LiquidGoldConcept booth at the 2020 Indiana State Breastfeeding Conference in Indianapolis
LiquidGoldConcept attended the California Breastfeeding Summit in Sacramento and showcased the ability to use our realistic breastfeeding simulators – the Essential LSM, the Advanced LSM, and the BHTT for teaching health professional students, hospital or WIC staff, and patients essential breastfeeding management skills like hand expression of colostrum, breast massage for alleviating plugged ducts and engorgement, and breast assessment to practice identifying and managing common breast conditions like breast infection, ectopic breast tissue, low milk production, and damage on a flat or pinched nipple from a poor latch.
LiquidGoldConcept at California Breastfeeding Coalition Summit in Sacramento