Ninewells Hospital in the UK has been awarded the prestigious UNICEF Baby-Friendly Award for the standard of care given to women throughout and after pregnancy. According to NHS Tayside head of midwifery Kay Forsyth,
''We decided to join services with UNICEF UK's Baby Friendly Initiative to boost breastfeeding rates and to get better care for all mothers at Ninewells . . . . Breastfeeding protects babies against a wide range of serious illnesses including gastroenteritis and respiratory infections in infancy, as well as allergies and diabetes in childhood. We also know that breastfeeding reduces the mother's risk of some cancers and it is easier, cheaper and simply less hassle than bottle feeding.''
Jones & Bartlett Learning would like to extend our congratulations to Ninewells for their impressive achievement. Cheers!
Is your hospital Baby-Friendly yet? Do you know about our online Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding course? Created specifically to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative™ in the United States, it is an essential course for educating your staff to promote successful breastfeeding.
Structured in 17 modules, this online course earns 24.4 CEUs for nurses and 24.4 L-CERPs for lactation consultants that can be completed at your own pace 24-hours a day. Interspersed throughout are interactive quizzes that measure your understanding of the subject matter as you move thorough the course. After completing the course, you can print out a completion transcript that certifies your earned continuing education credits.
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For institutions, Jones & Bartlett Learning provides all the necessary technology to administer the course to your staff, including:
- Hosting the course
- Student management resources
- Record keeping
- Technical support
Administrators can log on and check the progress of enrolled students at any time. Course contents include breastfeeding as a public health policy, the advantages of breastfeeding, prenatal issues, facilitating breastfeeding, low milk supply, providing ongoing support, and a new module on supporting the non-breastfeeding mother.
Special pricing available for institutions on bulk orders! If you are considering this course for staff training, you can view the course in its entirety with a complimentary password.
Linda A. McGarvey,
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1-800-832-0034 ext. 8229