Teaching Safe Sleep Practices to Mothers, Families and the Community (module 2)
Approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), ill-defined deaths and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP] 2016 policy statement). Philadelphia has a high rate of infant death. Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health’s (PDPH) most recent data published in April 2013, states that “approximately 50 infants per year died suddenly and unexpectedly in Philadelphia. In addition, “34 infants died of accidental suffocation, 10 of which were due to another person laying on top of them. Every one of these 34 suffocation deaths could have been prevented had the infant been placed in a safe sleep environment.”
This education encompasses knowledge, skill, and practice. Through video vignettes, it will provide the learner with common conversations that often occur when health care providers are counseling their patients, childcare givers and their families about safe sleep practices and the skill to recognize when safe sleep practices are not followed and the proper actions to implement to correct the environment and the ability to model and practice safe sleep in their daily practice.
Juliann Gombosi, MS, RN
Director of Women's Health Services
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 0.50 Attendance
- 1.00 Patient Safety/Risk Management