July 27, 2017 *, 60 minutes
6pm Eastern 5pm Central, 4pm Mountain, 3pm Pacific)
*this webinar WILL be recorded.
Number of CERPs & CNEs
1.00 L CERP and 1.00 CNE
Jennifer Russell, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, IBCLC, CHEP
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the vital role of breastfeeding in a disaster or public health emergency
- Describe actions that can be taken to enhance preparedness and resilience for lactation professionals and the breastfeeding dyad for disasters and public health emergencies
- Describe issues relevant to the health-related management of individuals of all ages, populations and communities affected by a disaster or public health emergency and the impact on a breastfeeding dyad.
- Describe the clinical assessment of breastfeeding related to a disaster or public health emergency
- Identify considerations and solutions to insure continuity of access to lactation support for the breastfeeding dyad in relation to a disaster or public health emergency
Jenny has 18 years of experience of supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies at the bedside and through teaching and service. She is a Registered Nurse and IBCLC. She is an Instructor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing. Prior to this appointment, Jenny served at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in the Critical Care units for over 13 years where she supported breastfeeding and the donor milk program at the bedside and through policy development and education. Following her tenure at Le Bonheur, Jenny was the Nurse Educator with the Shelby County Health Department Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program where she supported breastfeeding through procurement of supplies for breastfeeding mothers and babies in shelters, incorporation of lactation support into preparedness plans and education on breastfeeding in emergencies.
Locally, Jenny is on the board of MALCA (Memphis Area Lactation Consultant Association) and the Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition. She remains committed to emergency preparedness and response through volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps, Red Cross – Disaster Health Services and Boy Scouts. She has a passion for supporting breastfeeding moms and babies and family centered care. She believes that the breastfeeding dyad can be nurtured even with the most critical infants.