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1

The sudden, unpredictable death of an infant without an identified cause, even after investiagation and autopsy

SIDS

2

What are some risk factors for SIDS?

-Smoke during preg by mom
-Secondhand smoke
-Cosleeping
-Nonstandard bed (sofa, water beds)
-Prone or side lying position
-LBW
-Premature
-Twin or multiple birth
-Low APGAR score
-Viral illness
-Family history of SIDS
-Poverty

3

How should infant be placed to sleep?

On their back

4

Avoid exposure to _____

Tobacco smoke

5

Prevent ___

Overheating

6

What kind of mattress in infant crib?

Firm, tight-fitting mattress

7

Should pillows be in crib during sleep?

No

8

Can quilts or sheepskins be in crib during sleep?

No

9

When should pacifier be offered?

At naps and night

10

Encourage _____

Breastfeeding

11

Should there be cosleeping?

Avoid

12

Maintain ____ up to date

Immunizations

13

If infant dies of SIDS what are some nursing care we can provide?

-Support
-Let family express feelings
-Plan a home health visit to follow a death
-Refer to support groups, counseling, etc