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Pharmacology & Toxicology for IBCLCs - 5 CERPs - Pack 1

Do you need to expand your understanding in IV. Pharmacology and Toxicology as specified by the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline? If your personalized Professional Development Plan (PPDP) has indicated a requirement for further education in this domain, our 5-hour comprehensive lecture package is an excellent option.

Our package delivers education on the IV. Pharmacology and Toxicology category. Our knowledgeable speakers cover the continuing education requirements for this category, offering you the opportunity to deepen your comprehension and refine your skills in this field.

To ensure the best learning experience, please confirm you haven't already taken any of these lectures at the time of purchase. However, if you encounter any issues after purchase, simply reach out to [email protected], and we'll work to find a suitable replacement for you.

$95.00 USD
Total CE Hours: 5.00   Access Time: 6 Weeks  
Lectures in this bundle (5):
Duration: 60 mins
Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, BSN, RN, IBCLC, DNPc
Marijuana and Breastfeeding: A Second Look, A Better Approach
United States Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, BSN, RN, IBCLC, DNPc

Sekeita Lewis-Johnson is a Registered Nurse and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Michigan State University in 1997. Most of her career has been as a labor and delivery nurse, with almost 10 years of experience as a Lactation Consultant. She consults with clients in the hospital setting, as well, as outpatient settings. She is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate at Wayne State University. Passionate about breastfeeding and its health outcomes, Sekeita provides lactation services with an emphasis on exclusivity.
Sekeita recently received “The People’s Choice Award” from the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners for her Poster Presentation titled: Implicit Bias of Health Care Providers and Breastfeeding Disparities Amongst African American Women. Additionally, she was awarded “IBCLC of the Decade” by Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association. She participated in a Community Innovations Project for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is currently the President of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association.

Objective 1: List current clinical recommendations regarding marijuana use and breastfeeding based on current evidence;

Objective 2: Describe opportunities for growth related to equitable care practices of lactation management regarding marijuana use; and

Objective 3: Verbalize the impact of policies and bias on the influence lactation management and marijuana use.

United States Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, BSN, RN, IBCLC, DNPc

Legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes presents challenges for health care providers in maternal-child health. Inconsistent messaging regarding marijuana use and lactation management is creating alarm for patients and health care organizations alike. Oftentimes, policies and policing of marijuana use are filtered by biases. This webinar will explore current literature regarding marijuana use and breastfeeding, as well as, confusing and inconsistent messaging and policies regarding marijuana use while breastfeeding. Discussion will include recommendations for equitable care practices regarding this topic.

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Duration: 60 mins
Amber Valentine, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
Breastfeeding and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
USA Amber Valentine, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT

Amber Valentine is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Kentucky with her MS in Communication Disorders. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, as well as a Certified Neonatal Therapist (CNT). She worked for Baptist Health Systems, Inc for 8 years before moving to Florida where she worked for Wolfsons Children’s Hospital and Mayo Florida. She is now back in Kentucky working for Baptist Health Lexington. She has experience in adults and pediatrics with feeding and swallowing difficulties including: bedside swallow evaluations, Modified Barium Swallow studies, FEES, and pediatric feeding evaluations including NICU. She has experience with head and neck cancer patient including evaluation and treatment of swallowing difficulties, PMV use, and voice after total laryngectomy including TEP. She has provided guest lectures for the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Louisville on feeding and swallowing topics. She has presented at the hospital, local, state, national, and international levels on pediatric feeding/swallowing and breastfeeding.

Objective 1: List signs/symptoms of distress in infants who are exposed to substances in utero. ;

Objective 2: Describe methods for implementing successful feeding/breastfeeding in these infants/families. ;

Objective 3: Discuss members and their roles on the interdisciplinary team.

USA Amber Valentine, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT

This presentation is designed to discuss the role of feeding therapy, breastfeeding, and family dynamics with infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. These baby/family dynamics can be complex situations and feeding difficulties are extremely common. Breastfeeding education/information can be implemented prior to birth along with other education for families to promote more infant/family bonding and reduce stress of being born in substance exposure. Breastfeeding dramatically reduces stress signs in infants exposed to substances neonatally. Working together as an interdisciplinary team, we can set these families up for more successful feeding opportunities and decreased stress in developmental care.

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Duration: 60 mins
Kelly McGlothen-Bell, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Empowering Breastfeeding in Women Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A Call for Policy Change
USA Kelly McGlothen-Bell, PhD, RN, IBCLC

Dr. Kelly McGlothen-Bell is an Assistant Professor at UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing. As a nurse scientist, Dr. McGlothen-Bell is dedicated to understanding and resolving perinatal-infant health disparities in underrepresented groups, particularly among mother-infant dyads impacted by substance use disorders and preterm births. Dr. McGlothen-Bell uses interdisciplinary research, bio-behavioral methodologies, and community-engaged strategies to define and explore health priorities that can be remedied through culturally appropriate and sustainable health solutions. Her program of science focuses on understanding the relationship between infant feeding behaviors and readiness in high-risk infants and attunement between the primary caregiver and child during infancy and toddlerhood. The culmination of these findings contributes to the development of evidence-based interventions geared toward improving parental engagement and pediatric feeding success in marginalized populations. Dr. McGlothen-Bell has published numerous peer-reviewed articles related to developmental strategies for high-risk infants. She has also presented her work at conferences nationally and internationally. Dr. McGlothen-Bell has received numerous awards to include the 2019 National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Mentee/Mentor Grant Award. She was also selected as a 2019-2020 Academy Jonas Nurse Policy Scholar.

Objective 1: Summarize current breastfeeding recommendations for women receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD).;

Objective 2: Identify common barriers and facilitators to breastfeeding among women receiving MAT for OUD.;

Objective 3: Describe specific strategies lactation supporters can use to empower breastfeeding in women receiving MAT for OUD.;

Objective 4: Explain how policies can be adapted to better support breastfeeding in women receiving MAT for OUD.

USA Kelly McGlothen-Bell, PhD, RN, IBCLC

Inequitable access to mother's milk often disempowers those who may benefit the most from it's' benefits. Moreover, suboptimal breastfeeding has the potential to negatively impact the health and well-being of future generations to come. Mother's own milk is internationally accepted as the most optimal source of nutrition for infants, yet breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among minority populations (i.e., women with opioid use disorders [OUDs]) continue to lag significantly behind that of the general population. The implications of the current U.S. opioid crisis and its increasing influence on women of reproductive age presents important considerations for the ways women and infants may receive inequitable access to breastfeeding and the benefits of mother's milk. In this presentation, learn the keys needed to empower lactation support providers to advocate for the use of scientific evidence that informs breastfeeding practices for women receiving MAT for OUD.

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Duration: 60 mins
Wendy Jones, PhD, MRPharmS
Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Implications of Drugs in Human Milk: The Substance-Exposed Infant
UK Wendy Jones, PhD, MRPharmS

In her employed life Wendy was a community pharmacist and also worked in doctor surgeries supporting cost effective, evidence-based prescribing.
Wendy left paid work to concentrate on writing Breastfeeding and Medication (Routledge 2nd edition 2018), developing information and training material on drugs in breastmilk as well as setting up her own website www.breastfeeding-and-medication. She has also published Breastfeeding for Dads and Grandmas (Praeclarus Press) and Why Mothers Medication Matters (Pinter and Martin). She is also co editor of a book to be published January 2020 called A guide to breastfeeding for medical professionals (Routledge).

Wendy is known for her work on providing a service on the compatibility of drugs in breastmilk and has been a breastfeeding peer supporter for 30 years. She is passionate that breastfeeding should be valued by all and that medication should not be a barrier. She has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. All her family seem as passionate about breastfeeding as she is and currently all 3 of her daughters are breastfeeding.
She was awarded a Points of Light award by the Prime Minister in 2018 and nominated for an MBE in the New Year's Honours List 2018 for services to mothers and babies. She received her award at Windsor Castle in May 2019 from Her Majesty the Queen.

Objective 1: Explain the pharmacokinetics of substances to which babies may be exposed through breastmilk.

Objective 2: Assess whether breastfeeding can be continued following exposure.

Objective 3: Discuss how we may support the breastfeeding mother who is using substances during her lactation

UK Wendy Jones, PhD, MRPharmS

We are aware that an increasing number of babies are exposed to opiates, to methadone, to cannabis and cocaine through maternal breastmilk. In this presentation, I will discuss the pharmacokinetics of the medications and how this impacts the clinical care of the babies both immediately after delivery and later on. We need mothers to be open and honest about any drugs which they have taken in order that we may care for the baby appropriately if it is exhibiting clinical symptoms. This impacts on safeguarding issues but our aim should be to help the mother consider the impact on her baby using evidence-based information and to maintain breastfeeding appropriately. What are the long- and short-term implications of exposure for mother and baby? Is there sufficient research? As always, more questions than answers.

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Duration: 60 mins
Ted Greiner, PhD (International Nutrition)
Alcohol Consumption During Lactation
Brazil Ted Greiner, PhD (International Nutrition)

Ted Greiner received a PhD in nutrition for developing countries from Cornell University. For 19 years he worked as nutrition advisor for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, based at Uppsala University where he was Associate Professor of International Child Health, helping to ensure their long-term support for IBFAN and WABA. Dr. Greiner was Professor of Nutrition at Hanyang University in South Korea for seven years. He has consulted for UNICEF, World Bank, FAO and others. He is now retired and edits the journal World Nutrition. He has lived in 8 countries and worked in 10 more. His areas of research expertise include infant feeding and programs to combat vitamin A, iron and iodine deficiency. In the 1970s, he did the first scientific work on the impact of baby food advertising on breastfeeding patterns. His PhD dissertation was on the planning and evaluation of a 1978-81 project to protect, support and promote breastfeeding in Yemen (terminology quickly adopted by UN agencies). Over the next decades, the duration of breastfeeding there doubled. During the planning the Innocenti meeting, he represented Sida, one of the 4 agencies involved. He was active in changing how WHO viewed HIV and infant feeding. He has over 100 breastfeeding-related publications.

Delegates will be able to:

1: Discuss the scientific literature on alcohol's effects on breastfeeding and ways in which alcohol exposure may affect infants
2: Rate the quality of advice on alcohol consumption during breastfeeding by health professionals and organizations
3: Interpret the scientific literature on this and other issues

Brazil Ted Greiner, PhD (International Nutrition)

Moderate alcohol use by breastfeeding women appears to be relatively common. Alcohol concentrates in breast milk at levels similar to maternal blood, peaking at 30-60. Most studies find no link with the duration of breastfeeding. However, seven studies have found a link with a shorter duration of exclusive breastfeeding. Alcohol affects oxytocin release, leading to reductions in breast milk consumption in the following hours and reduces infant sleep, both temporary if the mother does not continue to drink. These effects on the infant and the breastfeeding process could be interpreted by mothers as signs of infant dissatisfaction with their breast milk, “insufficient milk,” or other causes for premature supplementation. Chronic alcohol consumption may have a number of more serious effects, including on infant development, but research is limited. Younger infants tolerate alcohol worse, so abstention or avoidance of infant exposure for the first months of breastfeeding may be wise. Messages to mothers on this issue are conflicting, confusing and often outdated. Too little is done to teach mothers how to reduce infant exposure. Research is needed in different cultures into whether various forms of cautionary messages are likely to discourage breastfeeding.

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CERPs - Continuing Education Recognition Points
Applicable to IBCLC Lactation Consultants, Certified Lactation Consultants (CLCs), CBEs, CLE, Doulas & Birth Educators. GOLD Conferences has been designated as a Long Term Provider of CERPs by IBLCE--Approval #CLT114-07.

This program is approved for 5 L-CERPs.

If you have already participated in any of these presentations, you are not eligible to receive additional credits for viewing it again. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Additional Details:

Viewing time: 6 Weeks

Tags / Categories

(IBCLC) Education and Communication, (IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Pharmacology and Toxicology, (IBCLC) Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology, Drug & Alcohol Use, Lactation & Breastfeeding, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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