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The Lactation Consultant in Private Practice : The ABCs of Getting Started - Linda J. Smith

The Lactation Consultant in Private Practice

The ABCs of Getting Started

Paperback Published: 25th July 2002
ISBN: 9780763710378
Number Of Pages: 361

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So, you think you want to be a lactation consultant, open a private practice, and earn a good living by helping mothers and babies breastfeed? This is the book for you! The Lactation Consultant in Private Practice: The ABCs of Getting Started by Linda J. Smith is a user-friendly orientation and guide to the lactation consultant profession for those interested in running a full-time, profitable, and long-term lactation consultant practice. Want to stay up-to-date with latest tips, tricks, and news? Subscribe to our NEW Breastfeeding Newsletter! Author Linda J. Smith presents her original "ABC" sequential format of essential skills necessary to start a successful practice in three balanced sections: Attitude, Business Skills, and Clinical Skills. Each section begins with an overview, contains a "pitfalls and problems" chapter and two examples of successful private practices from around the world.


Section A Attitude & Acquiring the LC Role: Do You Have What it Takes? Chapter 1: Overview of Attitude: Do You Have What it Takes? Chapter 2: Role Clarification Chapter 3: Becoming a Lactation Consultant Chapter 4: Pitfalls Related to Attitude Chapter 5: Advocacy for Breastfeeding Chapter 6: Realities of Private Practice: Kay Hoover and Diane Wiessinger

Section B Business Skills: Operating Your PPLC Business Chapter 7: Overview of Business Skills: What Success Looks Like Chapter 8: Creating A Business Plan Chapter 9: Legal Considerations Chapter 10: Financial Considerations Chapter 11: Hiring and Managing Staff Chapter 12: Information Resource Management, Computers and the PPLC Chapter 13: Promotion and Marketing Chapter 14: Pitfalls Related to the Business Chapter 15: Realitites of Private Practice: Roberta Graham de Escobedo and Eve Moeran

Section C Managing the Clinical Aspects of Private Practice Chapter 16: Overview of Clinical Practice Chapter 17: A Clinical Framework: The ABC Protocol Chapter 18: The Lactation Consult Chapter 19: Breastfeeding Classes and Educational Services Chapter 20: Pitfalls Related to Clinical Issues Chapter 21: Professional Responsibilities Revisited Chapter 22: Other Aspects of PPLC Work Chapter 23: Realities of Private Practice: Patricia Lindsey and Pamela Morrison Appendix A: Professional Documents Appendix B: Educational Resources Appendix C: Clinical Forms and Handouts Appendix D: Sample Reports to Physicians Appendix E: Sources for Supplies and Equipment Appendix F: Gift Pack Generic Letter Appendix G: Client Satisfaction Survey Index

ISBN: 9780763710378
ISBN-10: 0763710377
Series: Breastfeeding Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 361
Published: 25th July 2002
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 21.59  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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