How can clinicians build skills to support breastfeeding in a virtual environment?
Innovative programs and products have been developed to help learners get hands-on clinical lactation support training virtually. Liquid Gold Concept has a program that is well-suited to address the explosion of telehealth and telelearning during the COVID-19 pandemic: On-Demand Telesimulation.
In On-Demand Telesimulation, learners participate in video calls with standardized patients – actors trained in how to portray a breastfeeding patient in specific scenarios – scheduled at a time of the learner’s choosing. Actors wear breast models developed by Liquid Gold Concept and provide feedback to the learner about the encounter and how the clinician can improve. Liquid Gold Concept is involved in multiple efforts to test the effectiveness of their models on clinician knowledge, confidence, and performance.
Liquid Gold Concept has tools and resources for clinicians wanting to build their clinical lactation support skills with models that contain lessons about adapting to virtual learning and telehealth practices which can be applied to many maternal health initiatives. Choose one of the links below to learn more about their efforts to provide clinical lactation support virtually.
About MHLIC Spark Sessions:
At the 2020 National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium, MHLIC shared over 20 Spark Session videos. These are a curated collection of brief presentations detailing innovative maternal health programs, policies, or strategies from around the nation. The goal was not only to share examples of creative work by others in maternal health but to “spark” ideas in viewers about how you might do something new or differently in your own work. You can view many of these innovative programs in our resource center or read about them in our blog.