Modeling Safe Sleep: An Effort to Reduce Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths
59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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Each year, about 4,000 infants die unexpectedly during sleep time, from SIDS, accidental suffocation, or unknown causes. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between 1 month and 1 year of age Source National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The aim of this quality improvement process is to improve safe sleep modeling in the Newborn Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unite NICU by improving health provider and parent education, standardizing safety practice, and correcting incorrect modeling of sleep environments during inpatient admission. Secondary aim is reduction of the local rate of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death SUID in a highly afflicted metropolitan community.
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