The Lactation Consultant in Private Practice: The ABCs of Getting Started

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2002 - Medical - 361 pages
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So, you think you want to be a lactation consultant, open a private practice, and earn a good living by helping mothers and babies breastfeed? This is the book for you! The Lactation Consultant in Private Practice: The ABCs of Getting Started by Linda J. Smith 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. Author Linda J. Smith presents her original "ABC" sequential format of essential skills necessary to start a successful practice in three balanced sections: Attitude, Business Skills, and Clinical Skills. Each section begins with an overview, contains a "pitfalls and problems" chapter and two examples of successful private practices from around the world.
 

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Contents

Role Clarification
10
Pitfalls Related to Attitudes
26
You Wont Get Rich as a Lactation Consultant
33
PARTB
53
YOur Mission Statement
59
Legal Considerations
67
Sales Taxes and Transaction Privileges
73
If You Work Alone Are You an Employer?
79
The Lactation Consult
195
Closure
201
Pitfalls Related to Clinical Issues
207
Professional Responsibilities Revisited
214
Keep UptoDate Through Continuing Education
222
other Aspects of PPLC Work
227
Appendix A Professional Documents
259
Appendix B Educational Resources
283

Are You Ready?
85
Bookkeeping and Accounting
92
Taxes and Licenses Including Sales Tax
98
Summary
106
What Can an Employee Do for You?
112
Debi Page Ferrarello
157
PARTC
183
Clinical Forms and Handouts
315
Sample Reports to Physicians
328
Appendix E Sources for Supplies and Equipment
340
Index
347
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353
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Director, Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre, Dayton, Ohio

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