Latching On: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients

Latching On: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients

Online Module

Accreditation
Target Audience:

Family physicians, Midwives, Nurses and other primary care providers in Vancouver Coastal Health

Course Format: Online - available anytime, anywhere, on any device
Anytime, anywhere, on any device

Online Module from Vancouver BC

Overview

This one hour module will provide community-based family physicians and other primary care providers with the information and tools to be able to offer breastfeeding support and medical management in Vancouver Coastal Health. 

Module features:

  • Free
  • Mobile friendly
  • Authored by Dr. Kara Jansen (Family Physician & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
  • Interactive learning with polling functions & multiple choice questions
  • Online resources for breastfeeding support and medical management

How to access the eLearning course

STEP 1: Login to http://elearning.ubccpd.ca

  • Click “Login in” top right or go directly to http://elearning.ubccpd.ca/login/index.php
  • If you already have a login for the UBC CPD eLearning site you can use the login that you had previously, otherwise:
  • Create an account by clicking  “Create new account” and follow the steps (you will receive a confirmation email)

STEP 2: Now that you are logged in, access the course

Skills Gained

Review the background of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative and its relevance to FPs in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). In particular:

The benefits of breastfeeding and risks associated with formula use

• The identification and management of common breastfeeding problems

• Specific resources and services for breastfeeding support and medical management, including when and where to refer

Cost

Free

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