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Rebecca Costello, IBCLC, MPH

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2022
  • Country: USA

Rebecca began her lactation journey with her undergraduate senior thesis evaluating a breastfeeding education program. After working as a doula and childbirth educator, she decided to pursue a Master’s in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health. There, she was also in the first class of the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative, a Pathway 2 IBCLC training program. After graduating, she first worked full time as an IBCLC in a large academic hospital. She then became the Director of Lactation Services at a busy freestanding birth center. After making the move to a new state, she went into private practice part-time, and expanded her focus on a longtime passion: providing education for IBCLCs, lactation trainees, and health care providers. She also has special interests in research, support for the LGBTQ+ community, and coalition-building to advance and support IBCLC services.

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Leveling up Your Note Taking
Many lactation consultants enter practice without ever being fully oriented to lactation-specific note-taking/charting. If you come from a peer counseling background where formal medical charting wasn’t used; a health care professional background that didn’t focus on lactation; or you’re an IBCLC who has been in practice for a while and is looking to level up your note taking, this talk is for you. We will discuss three common challenges: making charting something that improves your patient care (instead of just being a chore); documenting in difficult clinical and legal situations; and balancing your visit time between note-taking and interaction with patients. And we’ll practice with some real-life scenarios to put our skills into practice.
Presentations: 29  |  Hours / CE Credits: 29.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3.25  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 74  |  Hours / CE Credits: 75  |  Viewing Time: 52 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Clinical Skills, IBCLC in Private Practice