This month we are providing you some simple tools related to the management of Breast Milk. So often when we are conducting mock surveys at our client organizations, we encounter issues with the management of Breast Milk. Whether the issue is related to storage, labeling or management of the product by the patient, they can all be tracked back to two issues; staff reliance on memory and/or unsubstantiated competency of the skills needed to manage Breast Milk.
We are also providing two CDC published posters that can be posted for staff reference along with the Courtemanche & Associates Breast Milk Management Competency Tool. The posters should be placed in convenient locations such as on or near the Breast Milk storage refrigerator and potentially in each patient room so that the staff and patients can review the safety steps that should be taken when handling breast milk.