Please reply and give your feedback to Melissa John’s post below…. Please reply and give your feedback to Melissa John’s post below. In your feedback, comment on how you think her project will change the practice of nursing. Support your Reply with at least three References scholarly resources article   Breastfeeding Education Curriculum- Integrating The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing Melissa John posted Aug 5, 2021 10:07 PM  In the field of Nursing, there is always an opportunity to improve upon current policies and procedures that affects workflow processes and the overall quality of care provided to the patients. Through my experience as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and Ambulatory Obstetrical/Gynecological Nurse provided me with firsthand account of the needs of prenatal patients. My chosen practicum project focused on breastfeeding patient education within the Black/Caribbean and Hispanic community at the main location of an outpatient women’s health center. The practicum brought together my love of community health and breastfeeding education while providing a platform to improve on nursing workflow within the center. The practicum also allowed me to identify gaps in care and assess possible social determinants of health while working closely with the nursing team to integrate the practicum curriculum. Bower et al. (2021) point out that strategies are essential to understand the links between the social determinants of health and health disparities and also provide opportunities to develop skills in the design of effective interventions that promote health equity, which are needed to support health professionals in their development of structural competency. The project can also impact the patient education within the network at other locations that have women’s health services in a multispecialty facility. Based upon the feedback from patient interviews, nursing team, clinicians and observation of current breastfeeding education, there was room for improvement. The goal of the practicum was to design a more integrated and interesting education curriculum focusing on breastfeeding which includes the principles of Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) that addresses a variety of modalities to address the learning needs of the prenatal patients as well as addressing other factors such social determinants of health that could impact the patient readiness to learn. The healthcare organization recently received Baby Friendly Designation and requires specific protocol and policies to maintain that designation. This designation provided a foundation to review and evaluate the breastfeeding education provided by the nursing team and collaborate with other disciplines in the organization. Bower et al. (2021) describes the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills necessary for a master’s-prepared public health nurse particularly when partnering with communities to identify needs and to better understand interventions to address social structural barriers to achieving health equity. My practicum project came at a great time to revamp and reorganized the breastfeeding patient education by adding in different elements that addresses learning needs, interest and engagement of the patient. The practicum project correlates with The Essential of Mater’s Education in Nursing on several aspects. The Essentials that specifically aligns with my practicum project includes Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities, Organizational and Systems Leadership, Quality Improvement and Safety, Informatics and Healthcare Technologies, Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving and Population Health Outcomes, Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health and Master’s Level Nursing Practice. Essential I encompass multiple factors within sciences and humanities which apply to the learning needs and social determinants of health with the prenatal patients and how it can impact the ability to be receptive to the breastfeeding education curriculum. Essential II looks at leadership and how it relates to decision making and working relationships in which pertains to looking at the breastfeeding curriculum and instructing and working with the nursing team to incorporate the new curriculum into their breastfeeding education sessions. Essential III focuses on improvement in quality and safety which closely relates to addressing and increasing breastfeeding rates, an area that is a health disparity for one of the focused population in the practicum. Essential V looks at informatics and healthcare technology, the breastfeeding application is utilized as a tool in the breastfeeding education modules and provided additional support beyond the nursing team. Essential VII relates to interdisciplinary communication among members of the healthcare to coordinate care, which was demonstrated through the interaction and discussion between nursing, administration, clinicians, health education, patient navigator and patients to provide an effective intervention and essential feedback. Essential VIII looks at the client-centered and culturally appropriate care provided to the patients, in which is exemplified by the integration of learning needs, diversity and patient’s needs into the breastfeeding educations sessions by using different modalities of learning, understanding and interest . Essential IX relates to any nursing interventions that impacts healthcare outcomes by integrating advanced nursing practices, which is shown through the development of the new breastfeeding curriculum, incorporating previous and new knowledge and experience to ensure that the practicum project positively impacts patient outcomes. Each essential simultaneously ties into the practicum project and allows for the integration of mastery level nursing practice to improve overall patient outcomes. The practicum accomplished the objectives set forth from the beginning and has improved the way in which the nursing team provides breastfeeding education. ReferencesBower, K. M., Alexander, K. A., Levin, M. B., Jaques, K. A., & Kub, J. (2021). Using critical service-learning pedagogy to prepare graduate nurses to promote health equity. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(1), 38-43.  Health ScienceScienceNursing NUR 601

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