1.0 L CERP and 1.0 CNE
This will be a 1-hour zoom webinar followed by 1-hour of live discussion and networking. It will be offered twice, 12-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm on Tuesday May 30th.
In late 2022, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine released their updated Mastitis Spectrum Protocol #36 which brought a large change to how mastitis is understood and treated. Along with it are all the related conditions which are considered on the breast inflammation spectrum, including blebs, plugging/blocked ducts, and abscess. Gone are the days of heat, massage, vibration, and pumping to empty after feeds. Come listen to on of the authors of the protocol share why the recommendations have changed and get a deeper understanding of what is happening in the breast during these inflammatory conditions, and how to best support patients.
This 1-hour webinar from USLCA is presented by Katrina Mitchell, MD, IBCLC, PMH-C
Katrina B. Mitchell, MD, IBCLC, PMH-C is a breast surgeon, lactation consultant, and perinatal mental health provider. She runs a daily breastfeeding medicine practice, and provides surgical care for women with breast cancer and benign breast disease. She also manages medication and support for women impacted by perinatal mood and anxiety conditions. Dr. Mitchell lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on the intersection of lactation and surgery, and has authored book chapters, clinical care protocols, and journal articles on the topic. She is the creator of the physicianguidetobreastfeeding.org, an evidence-based resource for breastfeeding families and the communities that support them. Dr. Mitchell resides in Santa Barbara, California and practices at the Ridley Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic.
By the end of the webinar, the participate will be able to:
1. Review plugging to abscess spectrum as ductal level inflammation that should be treated analogous to other hollow lumens in the body (e.g. prostatitis)
2. Understand early supportive interventions to resolve inflammation such as ice, anti-inflammatory medication, and therapeutic ultrasound before progressing to antibiotics
3. Describe best practices for treatment such as eliminating excessive pumping and treating hyperlactation/oversupply
4. Review interventions that cause worsened inflammation and swelling, such as massaging a lactating breast and causing microvascular injury and edema
5. Understand features worrisome for lactational phlegmon or abscess, and when to refer to a breast surgeon for intervention.
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