The Lactation Consultant In Private Practice: The Abcs Of Getting Started / Edition 1

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This is a user-friendly orientation and guide to the lactation consultant profession for those interested in running a full-time, profitable, and long-term lactation consultant practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763710378
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/11/2002
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 361
  • Sales rank: 742,407
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Pt. A Attitude and Acquiring the Lactation Consultant Role: Do You Have What It Takes? 1
1 Overview of Successful Attitudes and Abilities 2
2 Role Clarification 10
3 Becoming a Lactation Consultant 20
4 Pitfalls Related to Attitudes 26
5 Advocacy for Breastfeeding 34
6 Realities of Private Practice 38
Pt. B Business Skills: Operating a PPLC Business 53
7 Overview of Business Skills 54
8 Creating a Business Plan 56
9 Legal Considerations 67
10 Financial Considerations 89
11 Hiring and Managing Staff 107
12 Information Resource Management, Computers and the PPLC 133
13 Promotion and Marketing 157
14 Pitfalls Related to Business 165
15 Realities of Private Practice 173
Pt. C Managing the Clinical Aspects of Private Practice 183
16 Overview of Clinical Practice 184
17 A Clinical Framework: The ABC Protocol 186
18 The Lactation Consult 195
19 Breastfeeding Classes and Educational Services 203
20 Pitfalls Related to Clinical Issues 207
21 Professional Responsibilities Revisited 214
22 Other Aspects of PPLC Work 227
23 Realities of Private Practice 232
App. A: Professional Documents 259
App. B: Educational Resources 283
App. C: Clinical Forms and Handouts 315
App. D: Sample Reports to Physicians 327
App. E: Sources for Supplies and Equipment 339
App. F: Gift Pack Generic Letter 341
App. G: Client Satisfaction Survey 345
Index 347
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2002

    The Complete Guide to LC Private Practice

    This book makes opening a private practice as a lactation consultant a lot less daunting! Linda Smith has thought of everything from the role of the LC to the nitty gritty business side of practice. I found this section particularly helpful, as it included sections on how to create a business plan, legal considerations, financial considerations, promotion and marketing, and hiring and managing staff.

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