EPIC® : Breastfeeding Education, Support and Training (BEST)

Target Audience

This training is primarily directed to Primary Care Physicians, office staff and hospital staff.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation you should be able to:

  • Describe the current state of breastfeeding in the US.
  • Recognize misconceptions by health professionals that create barriers to breastfeeding.
  • Develop office, hospital, and workplace policies to support breastfeeding.
  • Provide anticipatory guidance to support mothers to successfully breastfeed.
  • Assist women with breastfeeding problems, and help them utilize community resources.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Course expires: 

Beverly Ann Curtis is employed as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Keystone Pediatrics, located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She has practiced in general pediatrics and in breastfeeding medicine for over 25 years. Dr. Curtis has also served on numerous local and national boards including Chair of the Board of Directors of the United States Breastfeeding Committee. She has worked in many clinical settings developing breastfeeding evidence-based systems of care for families and their infants.
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Allegheny General Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance


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