Evidence on the transfer of medications into breastmilk during the administration of anesthesia and sedation medications may not be well known by anesthesia providers. As they teach lactating mothers, anesthesia clinicians may not be comfortable explaining details about breastfeeding, such as the effects of anesthesia on breast milk and when mothers can safely resume breastfeeding. Lack of provider knowledge may be a safety threat that can be decreased by an evidence-based cognitive aid. The purpose of this patient safety project is to develop a cognitive aid that includes anesthetic agents and knowledge components to structure the provision of care to breastfeeding mothers.
Pantella, Danielle and Lawrence, Dana, "Cognitive Aid for Anesthesia Providers Caring for Lactating Mothers" (2023). DNP Scholarly Projects. 30.