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A Training Program for Infant Feeding Room Technicians
by Hernandez, Marina, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 182; 10690998
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to create a curriculum for training technicians to work in an infant feeding room. The goals of this program were to provide infant feeding room technicians with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and accurately prepare nutritionally sound formulas or modified breastmilk for patients in the hospital setting to allow for better patient outcomes and increased confidence of technicians in their ability to perform their jobs, resulting in higher job satisfaction.

The program consists of four lessons: nutrition principles, math skills, sanitation procedures and customer service skills. The program was developed after a review of literature revealed preterm and critically ill infants are a high risk population, there are many potentials for error in feeding preparation and a lack of training for infant feeding room technicians. An expert panel reviewed all content and provided feedback and guidance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
Commitee: Burritt, Emily, Gray, Virginia
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Obstetrics, Public Health Education, Nutrition
Keywords: Breastmilk, Infant feeding room, Infant feeding room technicians, Infant formula, Infant nutrition
Publication Number: 10690998
ISBN: 978-0-355-52941-8
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