This is a highly specialised course that will enable you to demonstrate to employers and potential employers your knowledge and skills relevant to working in lactation, breastfeeding support and frenulotomy services. It will provide the theoretical and evidence based theory which underpins contemporary practice and helps you to develop advanced techniques in tongue-tie management. The practice competencies are based on an agreed framework for practice which identifies a high standard and quality of care in this area.
It is suitable for professionals from a variety of settings including midwifery, health visiting and advanced neonatal nursing practice.
What happens on the course?
A one-off study day which includes:
Anatomy and physiology
Legal and professional issues of frenulotomy management
Assessment of feeding
Post-procedure and aftercare
How to set up your own service
As a result of undertaking this course you will have the desirable advanced knowledge and skills to fulfill an essential role in tongue-tie and frenulotomy services. This course equips you to work in any relevant service area to provide a new or existing frenulotomy service.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Advanced Clinical Skills in tongue tie (ankyloglossia) management
Dudley Group NHS Trust
You must be a qualified midwife, nurse of health visitor on the NMC register or a medical practitioner on the GMC register with an interest in breastfeeding support, lactation services and frenulotomy.
You must have had a least 5 years post-qualifying experience.
If seeking financial support from an employer you must have agreed this in advance of the application.
You must be able to achieve the practice competencies associated with this course at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley. This will mean accessing approximately 4 frenulotomy clinics. This experience can be arranged on a flexible basis for those who live outside the West Midlands. The course leader will be able to advise you on this.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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