The 90-minute H1N1 Webinar, co-hosted by ILCA and USLCA and featuring Katherine Shealy of the US Centers for Disease Control, is now available through ILCA’s on-line Continuing Education site.
Both ILCA members and non-members may view this learning module, and earn 1.5 L CERPs for only US$5!
Nearly 1000 people around the world registered for the live webinar conducted 4 Dec 2009. It is now available in its entirety, as a recording with simultaneous PowerPoint slide view.
IBCLCs are concerned that the current CDC H1N1 Guidelines (issued Nov 2009) do not seem to reflect what we know about the safety and efficacy of direct breastfeeding. The presentation explained the history behind development of the Guidelines (which were drafted by experts in all areas of infection control and flu pandemic … not just breastfeeding). The CDC H1N1 Guidelines encourage each institution to develop its own protocols for treatment of H1N1-infected moms, with the guidance of IBCLCs. Thus, the webinar was designed to get IBCLCs thinking “outside the box.” A significant portion of the webinar is Q&A from the participants around the world.
You may access the webinar at http://modules.ilca.org/. Please note that if you are not already registered on the Continuing Education site, you will need to register before you can purchase the module.
This is a tremendous opportunity for those who work in maternal-child and public health.
Angela Smith, RN, BA, IBCLC,CM
Laurie Beck, RN, MSN, IBCLC, RLC