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Occupational Therapy and Lactation
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: CEU Event

Occupational Therapy and Lactation, Hosted by the West District

NOTICE DATE CHANGE: Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30-7:30 PM CDT

Virtual Meeting via Zoom and Aspire OT, this webinar is being offered as part of our partnership with Aspire OT

Register HERE! 

About This Course: We will be discussing how lactation fits in the world of occupational therapy. Discussing what a lactation session might look like, beneficial/needed certifications and continuing education, and addressing any questions you might have.

Course Objectives:

  1. How lactation fits in to our scope of practice
  2. Assessment and Treatment
  3. Certification Options and Education needed to practice

Presenter: Rachel Runyan, OTR/L, CLS,  I have been an occupational therapist for 10 years (in May). I graduated from UTHSC with my master’s in occupational therapy in 2013; that same year I started working for Blount Memorial Hospital at their outpatient pediatric clinic. We see children from birth to 21 years. Throughout my career I have also worked PRN with adults to be a more well rounded clinician. I have worked in acute care, in-patient rehab, and transitional care. I have also been known to moonlight at our transitional care center to help the CNA’s when they are short staffed. I have always loved working with infants, with the help of one of our SLP’s I was able to be introduced to lactation in our clinic setting. I received my CLS in February of 2022. I adore working with the breastfeeding dyad, I have also taken more courses in bottle feeding, and bodywork to compliment lactation. My goal is to continue learning and go on to obtain my IBCLC(International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).Personal Bio: I live in Knoxville Tennessee, but work in Maryville Tennessee. I am married to my husband Michael. We have 4 beautiful, wild, exhausting, funny, and amazing kids; Teagan (9), Henley (6),Deacon (4), and Dane (8 months). I spend a lot of my time outside of work chauffeuring my kids around while they live their best lives. I love being a mom, but I had a midlife crisis and decided I wanted to try completing a triathlon, and now I love training and racing when I can fit it in my schedule.

Free for members, $40 for non-members, 2 CEU hours  

Contact: [email protected]