Western Sydney LCANZ Evening THURS 16 AUG 2018 Westmead Public Hospital

Western Sydney LCANZ Evening
Thursday 16 August 2018

Westmead Public Hospital
Seminar Room 2, Education Block
Hawkesbury Rd & Darcy Rd, Westmead NSW 2145


17.30 – 18.00 Registration & supper
18.00 – 19.00 The Breast Milk bank, Australian Red Cross Blood Service – Christine Sulfaro

Christine Sulfaro is the National Manager of the Milk Bank by the Australian Red Cross Blood Services and will tell us more about this new service. Chris is excited to be able to use her NICU nursing and management experience to lead the Milk Bank that will have far reaching effects on the lives of premature babies and their families across Australia.

19.00 – 20.00 The value of skin to skin contact after a Caesarean section and ways to facilitate it – Laura Tan

Laura Tan facilitates skin to skin contact for women after elective Caesarean section at Westmead Public Hospital. This talk will focus on the importance of ‘skin to skin’ for all newborns and their mothers, particularly for women after an elective caesarean section. Laura will present information from her experiences and share some practical ideas as to how to achieve this.

About the Presenters …

Christine Sulfaro’s background is nursing- she is a Registered Nurse with Postgraduate qualifications in Midwifery and Perinatal Intensive Care Nursing. Chris also holds a graduate certificate in Clinical Management and a Master of Health Management. Chris has been with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service since June 2017. Prior to this, Chris worked at Nepean Hospital (NSW) in the NICU for 23 years – with a 5 year stint as the NUM of Children’s ward and then 4 years as the NUM of the NICU.

Laura Tan is a Registered Nurse with Postgraduate qualifications in Midwifery and childbirth education. Laura is passionate about equipping parents with knowledge, skills and resources for childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting. After many years of working on the maternity ward at Westmead Public Hospital and seeing the consequences when the mother –baby dyad was unnecessarily fragmented, particularly for initiating breastfeeding, she was excited for the opportunity to assist women and their babies with skin to skin contact for elective caesarean sections. It is her desire to see all healthy mums and babies who need to go to theatre and /or recovery, receive skin to skin contact.
Supper will be provided

LCANZ Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $40.00
CERPs: 2 CERPS will be offered for this event

This payment contributes towards ongoing advocacy, professional development and peer support for all LCANZ members.