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Lactation Simulation Model Product Guide – Spring 2019

LiquidGoldConcept Product Information Sheet – Spring 2019

LiquidGoldConcept Breast Health Training Tool Curriculum Preview

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program2019-09-22T11:21:25-04:00

The USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program – serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

WIC promotes breastfeeding as the optimal method of infant feeding. Studies show:

  • WIC participants who reported having received advice to breastfeed their babies from the WIC clinic were more likely to breastfeed than other WIC participants or eligible nonparticipants
  • The program’s breastfeeding policy and program activities were strengthened in the early 1990’s
  • Between 1996 and 2001, the percentage of participating mothers breastfeeding in the hospital increased by almost 25 percent, from 46.6 to 58.2 percent
    The percentage of participating infants breastfeeding at six months of age increased by 61.2 percent, from 12.9 to 20.8 percent
  • For those infants who are fed infant formula, 90 percent received iron-fortified formula, which is recommended for nearly all non-breastfed infants for the first year of life.

All WIC staff members receive breastfeeding education using the USDA curriculum, Grow and Glow. The curriculum focuses on exclusive breastfeeding, barriers, new mothers, continuing breastfeeding, and solutions for breastfeeding complications. The training resources have staff complete worksheets, posters, activities, and speaker notes.

 

Did you know?

The LiquidGoldConcept Lactation Simulation Model Case Series can easily be used for providing breastfeeding education to WIC staff, peer counselors, and clients. This open-access video series demonstrates essential breastfeeding skills such as hand expression of breastmilk, setting up and using a breast pump, and breast massage techniques for alleviating plugged ducts and engorgement.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare2019-10-02T14:07:11-04:00

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation.  Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in health care, SSH membership includes physicians, nurses, allied health and paramedical personnel, researchers, educators and developers from around the globe. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation–based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers.

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare hosts an annual Healthcare Simulation Week to celebrate simulation’s effectiveness on healthcare delivery. On their website they feature a Healthcare Simulation Education and Training Directory to help users connect with simulation programs and tools all over the world.

Did you know? 

The LiquidGoldConcept Lactation Simulation Model Case Series can easily be used for setting up a breastfeeding patient simulation or Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) in any sim center. This open-access video series demonstrates essential breast health and lactation management skills such as performing a comprehensive breast exam, hand expression of breastmilk, and setting up and using a breast pump.

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning2019-10-02T14:07:59-04:00

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)’s mission is to advance the science of healthcare simulation. INACSL has operationalized its mission by developing the first standards for simulation practice, INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM, Published in the Clinical Simulation in Nursing, INACSL’s monthly, electronic research journal, these freely accessible articles provide the industry with guidelines for creating and executing healthcare simulations.

The Leadership of International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning is deeply committed to meeting the needs of its membership. They thoughtfully examine all opportunities and options to ensure that all decisions benefit the members as well as align with the Mission and Vision of the organization.

The organization has published a list of guides and resources for health care providers, educators, researchers, and students to promote simulation-based education tools. Their online Simulation Education Program provides information on applying evidence-based strategies in simulation.

Did you know?

The LiquidGoldConcept Lactation Simulation Model Case Series can easily be used for setting up a breastfeeding patient simulation or Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) in any sim center. This open-access video series demonstrates essential breast health and lactation management skills such as performing a comprehensive breast exam, hand expression of breastmilk, and setting up and using a breast pump.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses2019-10-02T14:09:07-04:00

“The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) supports, protects, and promotes breastfeeding as the ideal and normative method for feeding infants, including the provision of human milk for preterm and other vulnerable newborns. Women should be encouraged and supported to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of an infant’s life and continue to breastfeed for the first year and beyond. AWHONN partners with other maternal child health organization to improve cultural, institutional, and socioeconomic systems so that more women and newborns can experience the numerous physiologic and psychosocial benefits of breastfeeding.”

According to The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) “nurses and other health care professionals who care for mother-infant dyads should acquire the knowledge and demonstrate the competence needed to provide consistent and evidence based breastfeeding information and support throughout the preconception, prenatal, and postpartum periods. If the health care professional does not possess the knowledge and skills needed to provide support, consultation with or referral to a lactation specialist or other clinical expert should be offered for all mother-infant dyads.”

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)’s breastfeeding resources include educational webinars, Nursing for Women’s Health, their official clinical practice journal, and their research published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing.

Did you know?

The LiquidGoldConcept Lactation Simulation Model Case Series can easily be used for providing breastfeeding education to hospital staff, nursing students and other health professional trainees. This open-access video series demonstrates essential breastfeeding skills such as hand expression of breastmilk, setting up and using a breast pump, and breast massage techniques for alleviating plugged ducts and engorgement.

American Association of Birth Centers (AABC)2019-09-27T08:26:45-04:00

The AABC is a non-profit organization that holds a Breastfeeding Symposium every year. This symposium features presentations on common breastfeeding topics, including nipple pain, failure to latch, and making more milk. Their website and blog offer educational resources and data about birth and breastfeeding.

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative2019-09-27T08:24:25-04:00

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) comes from a collaboration of UNICEF and the World Health Organization to increase breastfeeding support in maternity hospitals. Baby-Friendly USA, the US certifying body, states that achieving certification ultimately helps mothers gain knowledge about lactation health.

According to Step 2 of their updated guidelines, hospitals require 20 hours of maternity training with a focus on breastfeeding education. The nursing staff receives higher quality education when hands-on, realistic, education tools are available during this training. The LiquidGoldConcept Lactation Simulation Model (LSM) can help staff gain essential breastfeeding skills such as hand expression of breastmilk, setting up and using a breast pump, and managing common complications such as plugged ducts and engorgement.

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Hospitals working towards the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation may be eligible for the LiquidGoldConcept Lease Program, where they can lease the Lactation Simulation Model and Breast Health Training Tool for a limited time. Learn more about this Lease Program here.

The LiquidGoldConcept Lactation Simulation Model Case Series can easily be used for providing breastfeeding education to hospital staff and patients. This open-access video series demonstrates essential breastfeeding skills such as hand expression of breastmilk, setting up and using a breast pump, and breast massage techniques for alleviating plugged ducts and engorgement.

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)2019-09-27T08:18:50-04:00

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. Our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. In 2012, an article titled Breastfeeding and Birth Control was published in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health where the authors discuss different methods of using birth control while breastfeeding.

The American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Breastfeeding Taskforce allow’s its members to assist with breastfeeding-specific projects for the organization. At the 2018 ACNM Conference, LiquidGoldConcept presented a poster on our work integrating breastfeeding education into the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s midwifery curriculum.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)2019-09-27T08:14:50-04:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics supports breastfeeding by recommending “exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.”

“The American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy, Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk is one of the most accessed policies available from the AAP because of its importance for the health of families here in the US and throughout the world. This statement details the benefits of breastfeeding, its true contraindications and those that are not, the challenge of breastfeeding in the US, recommendations for breastfeeding for healthy as well as high risk infants, and the role pediatricians play in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics also hosts the Brea​stfeedi​ng Residency Curriculum on their website, which is meant to increase medical professionals’ awareness and skills in breastfeeding care. The curriculum includes a data collection guide, evaluation tools, and teaching tools.

Did you know?

The Lactation Simulation Model Case Series can be used for physician and physician resident breastfeeding education. This open-source video series demonstrates breastfeeding management skills such as hand expression of breastmilk, setting up and using a breast pump, and practicing massage techniques for alleviating plugged ducts and engorgement.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists2019-09-27T08:10:49-04:00

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) strongly supports breastfeeding and provides resources to help Fellows, other health care professionals caring for women and their infants, hospitals, and employers to support women in choosing to breastfeed their infants.

ACOG has published a Breastfeeding Toolkit for healthcare providers, which includes infographics, codes for common breastfeeding conditions, a physician conversation guide, and resources for breastfeeding education.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Breastfeeding Expert Work Group and Breastfeeding Professional Search Engine are other great tools for nurses, doctors, and physicians.

LiquidGoldConcept hosts a Breastfeeding Medicine Health Professionals map to make it easier for providers and patients to find breastfeeding resources in their community.

Did you know?

The LiquidGoldConcept Lactation Simulation Model Case Series can easily be used for providing breastfeeding education to OB/GYN physicians and trainees as well as their patients. This open-access video series demonstrates essential breastfeeding skills such as hand expression of breastmilk, setting up and using a breast pump, and breast massage techniques for alleviating plugged ducts and engorgement.