High 5 Webinar Series 2021
How to Make Change Happen in Your Hospital
Presented by High 5 for Mom & Baby Coordinator Gwen Whittit and Kathy Walker Description: Gwen Whittit and Kathy Walker facilitate an open discussion on how the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) model can help you facilitate change in your hospital to better support successful breastfeeding - resulting in better infant and maternal health as well as improved patient satisfaction. Presented February 18, 2021.
Dealing with the Tough Ones: Positive Ways to Talk with Parents about Baby-Friendly Practices
Presented by Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA; Co-Director of Every Mother, Inc. Additional resources: https://i.high5kansas.org/hi5rs/20200818-DealingWithToughOnes.docx & https://i.high5kansas.org/hi5rs/20200818-ScriptingMessages.docx Description: As hospitals work on implementing positive maternity care practices, new parents are not always as gung-ho about these changes. They often have prior expectations, and showing them a different way takes skill and sensitivity, especially when they are resistant. This webinar addresses active listening skills that can help build rapport with patients and their family members, as well as practical ways to talk with families about rooming-in, safe sleep, pacifier use, and exclusive breastfeeding when moms believe their babies need formula. As part of the webinar, attendees will receive sample scripting that can be used when talking with parents about tough situations. Presented August 18, 2020.
CDC mPINC Report: How to Improve Your Facility's Score
High 5 for Mom & Baby Coordinator Gwen Whittit and Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition Executive Director Brenda Bandy present information on how hospitals can improve mPINC scores. Additional resources: Kansas 2018 mPINC report - https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/pdf/mpinc/states/2018/kansas-2018-mpinc-report.pdf mPINC Scoring Algorithm - https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/mpinc/scoring.htm 2018 Survey Questions (2020 survey will be the same) - https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/mpinc/pdf/mPINC-Survey-Instrument-2018-508.pdf