In May, Regional One hosted a Train the Trainer session on the Baby-Friendly-required competencies with CHAMPS educators Emily Taylor, MPH, and Kim Bugg, FNP-BC, MSN, and 100% of participants completed the follow-up work within one month, an incredible accomplishment.
The Train the Trainers program requires 4-5 hours of skills practice, including watching videos, practicing on models, and finally practicing each skill with a live mother-baby couplet, observed by a preceptor. After these hours are complete, the participant is approved as having completed their requirement for skills' training by Baby-Friendly USA, and are prepared to precept other nurses. Regional One managed to train 32 preceptors within one month.
Congratulations, Regional One, you are truly CHAMPions!