Special Topic Course 27: Human Milk, Access and Safety
Speaker: Mitchell Goldstein, MD, MBA, CML
Topic: Human Milk, Access and Safety
Course Description: This course will discuss the issues concerned with providing donated breastmilk. The differences between screening and testing will be presented as well as the risks associated with screening and not routinely testing. Federal and state regulations regarding breastmilk will be provided as well as a list of states with pending legislation.
Mitchell Goldstein, MD, MBA, CML attended the University of Miami’s Honor Program in Medical Education, completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, and finished his Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Goldstein is board certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Goldstein’s most important trait is his tireless devotion to patient access issues. When his hospital and many others nationwide could not purchase equipment vital to patient care, Dr. Goldstein rallied. He wrote senators and congressman. He testified in front of a United States Senate Sub-Committee of the Judiciary regarding the practices of the Group Purchasing Organizations and the potential for restriction of access to vital medical devices. The story of Dr. Goldstein’s vigilance, success in helping modify these practices, and improve patient care made the front page of the New York Times. Dr. Goldstein has been a vocal advocate for “right” sizing technology.
He is a past president of the National Perinatal Association (NPA) and author of the NPA’s Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prophylaxis 2018 Guidelines. Additionally, Dr. Goldstein is editor in chief of Neonatology Today. Dr. Goldstein is the Medical Director of the National Coalition for Infant Health. In this role, he lobbies for access to critical medical therapies and technology development including those essential to the prevention of NEC. He is also the outgoing National Chair of the Section on Advances in Therapeutics & Technology (SOATT) of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Goldstein advocates for improvement in in the physician-patient relationship as crucial in providing exceptional care for our patients. He is a firm believer in physician leadership as a vital part of the pathway to high quality patient care. He is a vocal advocate on payment models that will sustain and support both academic and community physician practices. Adequate remuneration is key to access to care. Dr. Goldstein continues to promote improvement of the medical profession through education, research, and treatment models.
00:00 – 05:00 min: Introduction to breastfeeding – Human milk vs. Bovine
05:00 – 20:00 min: Define medical issues that impact screening and testing
15:00 – 40:00 min: Current regulations, breastmilk banks, FDA and food
40:00 – 60:00 min: Legislative efforts
60:00 -63:00 min: Learning assessment
Mitchell Goldstein, MD, MBA, CML
Financial Disclosures: No relevant disclosures
Nonfinancial Disclosures: No relevant disclosures
Conflict of Interest: There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity.
Target Audience: OT, SLP, PT, and neonatal professionals
Educational Level: Intermediate
- Define the importance of breastmilk.
- Identify how breastmilk is regulated.
- List the risks of improper breastmilk testing.
Instructional Methods: Recorded webinar, lecture, and PowerPoint slides. Learning assessment and course evaluation follow course.
Course Completion Requirements:
The learner must view the entire webinar, complete the course evaluation and complete the post webinar learning assessment with at least 80% to receive education credit. Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Following completion of this course physical therapists, nurses and other disciplines will receive a certificate of completion and a zip file containing information necessary to submit to their individual state for education credit. Zip file will include course bibliography. Physical therapists are responsible for knowing and adhering to their state’s deadlines, rules and regulations.
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Continuing Education Information*
AOTA CEUs: National Association of Neonatal Therapists® (NANT) is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 02818. This Distance Learning-Independent Course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Issues & Foundational Knowledge). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
ASHA CEUs: Learners must complete the entire course in order to receive ASHA CEUs. No partial credit awarded. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
ASHA CE Registry users: NANT will submit ASHA CEUs to ASHA on your behalf. ASHA CEUs may take up to 100 days show on your ASHA Transcript.
Non-ASHA CE Registry users: Maintain your course records and please keep your registry status current in your NANT account. Update your NANT account with your ASHA number if your registry status changes. NANT is not responsible for tracking your registry status.
PT CE Credit: This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.0 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.
NANT is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.
Questions regarding CE credit should be directed to the National Association of Neonatal Therapists at email@example.com or (866) 999-5524.