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Women and Newborn Health Service

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King Edward Memorial Hospital
WNHS Education Hub

A new mum breast feeding her babyBFHI education tools

All staff may also consider completing the group 3 e-learning package which can be used as an orientation to BFHI.

The following tools are available to educate staff on BFHI and best practice breastfeeding standards.

For midwives, lactation consultants (group one)

All Staff who assist mothers with breastfeeding (midwives and lactation consultants) are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours education, including at least three hours of clinical experience. Within the 20 hours of education there must be a minimum of eight hours of education covering the WA Health Baby Friendly health Initiative - hospital breastfeeding policy, supporting clinical guidelines and information flyer.

Group 1 staff must undertake a further eight hours of breastfeeding education every three years.

Elearning package – Currently under review

The package will take a minimum of 10 to 12 hours to complete and includes self-assessment. Successful completion of each module will direct you to an evaluation survey and certificate.

Unfortunately the correlation of answers for the quizzes is not working accurately. However it is still possible to complete the package as well as the evaluation in order to obtain a certificate of completion. We apologise for this inconvenience that will be resolved with the new modules.

Introduction (652KB)
This module explains how to use the package and will take you approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Module 1 (6.41MB)
This module explains the global breastfeeding initiatives including the Ten Steps to successful breastfeeding and will take you approximately 2 hours to 2½ hours to complete.

Module 2 (1.02MB)
This module explains the benefits of breastfeeding and will take you approximately 2½ hours to 3 hours to complete.

Module 3 (17MB)
This module explains how breastfeeding works and will take you approximately 2½ hours to 3 hours to complete.

Module 4 (5.75MB)
This module explains the common breastfeeding challenges and will take you approximately 3 hours to 3½ hours to complete.

For doctors and allied health staff (group two)

All other staff who may provide breastfeeding advice but do not assist mothers with breastfeeding (e.g. most medical staff, some physiotherapists, speech pathologists and dieticians) are required to have a minimum of 2 hours education on the facility’s policy, relevant skills, the International Code of Marketing Breast milk substitutes and Acceptable Medical Reasons for the use of Breast Milk substitutes.

Group 2 staff are required to complete a minimum of 2 hours education.

Elearning package – Currently under review

This e-learning package has been designed to assist doctors and allied health staff to meet the educational requirements for Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) accreditation. The package will take 4 to 6 hours to complete and includes self-assessment. It does not currently contain a certificate, it is recommended to keep your own record of completion.

Alternatively you could access the group 1 modules which do contain a certificate

Introduction (652KB)
This module explains how to use the package and will take you approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Module 1 (6.45MB)
This module explains the global breastfeeding initiatives including the Ten Steps to successful breastfeeding and will take you approximately 1 hour to 1 ½ hours to complete.

Module 2 (699KB)
This module explains the benefits of breastfeeding and will take you approximately 1 hour to 1 ½ hours to complete.

Module 3 (11.5MB)
This module explains how breastfeeding works and will take you approximately 1 hour to 1 ½ hours to complete.

Module 4 (4.10MB)
This module explains the common breastfeeding challenges and will take you approximately 1 ½ hours to 2 hours to complete.

For ancillary, peri operative and recovery room staff and relevant non - clinical staff (group three)

All staff who have contact with pregnant women and mothers but do not give assistance and do not provide advice as part of their role are required to have a knowledge of BFHI and the WA Health BFHI hospital breastfeeding policy.

Elearning package

For any queries please contact samantha.davies@health.wa.gov.au at DNAMER.

Note: You will need both Macromedia flash player and Microsoft media player to view video clips within the e-learning package on your computer. This page may be printed as a record of the modules contained in this package.

This software doesn't work with all versions of Internet Explorer. If you experience difficulties in getting the e-Learning package to run we recommend you try a different version of Internet Explorer or a different browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome).

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