Safe Sleep: Reducing the Risk of SIDS and SUID

Audience

Foster Parent

DCFS CW Professional

Community Partner

Course length

45 minutes

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About the course

Instructor

DCFS, Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office

In this course, participants will learn how to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) using the ABC’s of safe sleep. Presented by The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office, participants will hear real SIDS and SUID cases from the field. Presenters will explain how applying the ABC’s of safe sleep could have prevented each case. Also discussed are the risk factors of SIDS and SUID incidents and how these factors contribute to causing SIDS and SUID.

OBJECTIVES

1. Describe and recognize unsafe sleep conditions for infants.
2. Define the ABC’s of safe sleep practices for infants.
3. Identify how infants, parents, and the environment can contribute to unsafe sleep conditions for infants.
4. Explain why infants should be placed on their backs as opposed to their stomachs to sleep.
5. Recognize that babies exposed to secondhand smoke are at a higher risk of dying of SIDS.
6. Describe the Foster Parent’s role in modeling safe sleep practices for biological parents and all infant caregivers.
7. Identify why tummy time with infants is important and list examples when tummy time is appropriate.

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