The World Health Organization/UNICEF Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative (BFHI)
Bayhealth is working towards designation as a Baby Friendly Hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by WHO and UNICEF as a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
The guidelines for reaching this achievement include educating clinical nursing instructors or educators. Clinical educators, staff nurses, and physicians can complete the training for free by visiting Wellstart International – www.wellstart.org.
At this time, it is optional for clinical instructors on critical care, med/surg, or emergency services units. However, Maternal/Child clinical instructors must show they have current, research based knowledge in the area and the 3 hour course provided by Wellstart International meets the criteria needed. If an instructor has completed the education for another Baby-Friendly Hospital, they do not need to redo the course. The instructor only needs to provide a copy of their certificate of completion.
Certificates of completion must be sent to CeAnn Williams at Bayhealth’s Education Department (640 S. State St. Dover, DE 19901). Certificates of completion can also be sent via fax (302-730-3047) or email (CeAnn_Williams@bayhealth.org).
Please feel free to contact CeAnn Williams at 302-744-6722 if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting Bayhealth in this initiative.