Handling Human Milk & Formula in Healthcare Facilities

Publication Date: 25 January 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn about the risks associated with human milk and formula handling in the hospital setting; review current US and Canadian standards and best practices; and describe how centralized handling and bar code scanning can reduce errors.

Course Objectives:

  • Outline the risks associated with human milk and formula handling in the hospital setting.
  • Summarize current U.S. and Canadian standards and best practices.
  • Describe how centralized handling and bar code scanning can reduce errors.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4140, 4150, 8030, 8040
  • Performance Indicators: 7.1.2, 7.2.2, 7.2.11, 8.3.5
  • Run Time: 51

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, FAND

Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, FAND
Director, Clinical Nutrition & Lactation
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Orange, CA, USA

Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, is Director of Clinical Nutrition & Lactation Services at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, California. She is responsible for operations and research initiatives, as well as educational programs. Ms. Steele earned her bachelor of science degree in food science and human nutrition from Washington State University, which named her Home Economist of the Year. She earned her master’s degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics from Finch University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified as a specialist in pediatric nutrition (CSP) and is international–board‐certified as a lactation consultant (IBCLC).

Before Children’s Hospital, Ms. Steele, was a neonatal academic specialist for Mead Johnson Nutrition. In this position, she provided clinical education for health care professionals and served as the neonatal resource specialist for level III NICUs. Prior to that, her positions included neonatal intensive care dietitian, enteral program consultant, and director of nutrition at various facilities in Washington.

Caroline is the co-author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics book, “Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities.” She has many professional publications including articles on human milk analysis, breast milk bar coding, infant formula preparation, and enteral feedings during the transition from the NICU to home. She is a well sought-after speaker and has presented her knowledge on the topic of infant nutrition throughout her career.

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Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP 11213.

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