Implementation and Evaluation of a Maternal-Child Nurse Breastfeeding Educational Training: A Leadership Journey

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308390
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementation and Evaluation of a Maternal-Child Nurse Breastfeeding Educational Training: A Leadership Journey
Author(s):
Henderson, Shakira
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Shakira Henderson, MS,MPH,RNC-NIC, IBCLC, ShakiraLH@baptisthealth.net
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

If the U.S. breastfeeding initiation rates at hospital discharge were raised to meet the Healthy People 2020 goal of 81.9%, it is estimated that the economy could save at least 13 billion dollars and the nation could avoid at least 911 infants a year. Breastfeeding initiation in the hospital is directly linked to the knowledge, training, and competency of the healthcare professional. Nurses are the largest group of healthcare professionals providing care to mothers and infants. However, in the U.S., maternal-child nurses do not receive adequate education and/or training in school or in the workplace to assist mothers who want to breastfeed.

The purpose of this project is to describe the implementation and evaluation of a maternal-child nurse breastfeeding educational training at South Miami Hospital.

A hospital-based inter-professional team was developed to conduct an educational needs assessment, identify a breastfeeding curriculum, execute the mandatory breastfeeding training, and track nurse and patient outcomes pre- and post- the educational intervention. From that team, 10 lactation specialists were trained to be breastfeeding instructors and taught twenty 4-hour sessions between January 2013 and March 2013.

Nurse Knowledge gain was evaluated by conducting a paired t-test of a random sample of pre- and post- test scores. Patient Satisfaction with nurse support of breastfeeding was tracked for the first quarter of the year in 2013 and compared to five years prior.

Approximately 287 maternal-child nurses attended the training.  There was a statistically significant increase in knowledge scores from pre to post testing (t (20) = 8.04, p < 0.0001). Patient satisfaction for the first quarter of 2013 was the highest (92%) that it had been in the previous five years.

A nurse-driven breastfeeding educational intervention has the potential to impact nurse knowledge gain, patient satisfaction, and the overall reputation of a hospital.

Keywords:
breastfeeding; leadership; maternal-child
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementation and Evaluation of a Maternal-Child Nurse Breastfeeding Educational Training: A Leadership Journeyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Shakiraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsShakira Henderson, MS,MPH,RNC-NIC, IBCLC, ShakiraLH@baptisthealth.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308390-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>If the U.S. breastfeeding initiation rates at hospital discharge were raised to meet the Healthy People 2020 goal of 81.9%, it is estimated that the economy could save at least 13 billion dollars and the nation could avoid at least 911 infants a year. Breastfeeding initiation in the hospital is directly linked to the knowledge, training, and competency of the healthcare professional. Nurses are the largest group of healthcare professionals providing care to mothers and infants. However, in the U.S., maternal-child nurses do not receive adequate education and/or training in school or in the workplace to assist mothers who want to breastfeed. <p>The purpose of this project is to describe the implementation and evaluation of a maternal-child nurse breastfeeding educational training at South Miami Hospital. <p>A hospital-based inter-professional team was developed to conduct an educational needs assessment, identify a breastfeeding curriculum, execute the mandatory breastfeeding training, and track nurse and patient outcomes pre- and post- the educational intervention. From that team, 10 lactation specialists were trained to be breastfeeding instructors and taught twenty 4-hour sessions between January 2013 and March 2013. <p>Nurse Knowledge gain was evaluated by conducting a paired <i>t-</i>test of a random sample of pre- and post- test scores. Patient Satisfaction with nurse support of breastfeeding was tracked for the first quarter of the year in 2013 and compared to five years prior. <p>Approximately 287 maternal-child nurses attended the training.  There was a statistically significant increase in knowledge scores from pre to post testing (<i>t</i> (20) = 8.04, <i>p </i>< 0.0001). Patient satisfaction for the first quarter of 2013 was the highest (92%) that it had been in the previous five years. <p>A nurse-driven breastfeeding educational intervention has the potential to impact nurse knowledge gain, patient satisfaction, and the overall reputation of a hospital.en_GB
dc.subjectbreastfeedingen_GB
dc.subjectleadershipen_GB
dc.subjectmaternal-childen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:43Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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