Breastfeeding I/Maternal Health

Code: NURS8595

Course description

Open to both RN's and RPN's. This course will address competencies required for the nurse to care for the new mother including the physical and emotional adjustment to the post-natal period in the context of both expected and challenging outcomes. The nurse will develop expertise in educating the parents in breastfeeding and care of the newborn. The course components are: Principles of Partnership: The Perinatal Nurse and Family; Physical Adaptation After Birth - Expected Outcomes; Physical Adaptation After Birth - Challenges; Psychological Adaptation After Birth - Expected Outcomes; Psychological Adptation After Birth - Challenges; Social Cultural and Situational Factors Influencing Health After Birth; Establishment of Breastfeeding; Infant Care Basics.

Course details

Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Fall 2019 registration opens July 8, 2019. Winter 2020 registration opens November 4, 2019.