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what does sudi mean

all infant deaths that happen suddenly fro which there is no apparent reason

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what does sids mean

a sudden infant death where no cause can then be found

3

what is cot death

its a popular description of either sudi or sids

4

when can sudi be used on a death certificate

if you have a sudi where no cause has been identified as they would otherwise be written as the cause found

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is sudi common

no

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what is the age limit for sudi

not strict but mainly in the first 12 months of life

7

when is it ost common to have a sudi

between 2-6 motsh

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is it common to get a sudi past 12 montsh and if it does happen what is of note about it

not common
will likely be before 24 months
ther is usually always a cause

9

what populations is sudi high in

new Zealand and pacific island

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what populations is sudi low in

asian

11

does social staus play a role in sudi

yes the more deprived you are the more likely sudi is

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what are the 3 factors that go into the triple risk model for sudi

its a critical physiological time for the infant
if they are vulnerable for some reason
an exogenous stress

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why in the 3 factor model my an infant be vulnerable to sudi

maternal smoking and preterm birth

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what are the exogenous stressors for the factor model for sudi

prone positioning
overheating
head covering
co sleeping
infection

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what are your risk factors for sudi that we cant change

acute illness
prem < 37weeks
congenitalanomaly
twins
previous unexplained infant death in family
sga
male

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why are prem babies sudi resks

because they are homeostatically compromised

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what are your risk factors for sudi that we actually can do something about

depression in mother at time of birth
alcohol use in mother >2 units in 24hr before sudi
smoking by mother before birth and after
poor housing or overcrowding
domestic violence
co sleeping
sleeping with pillow or duvet
sleeping prone or on side

18

what is a massive public health campaign that has significantly reduced the amount of sudi

education on how babies should sleep

19

what are rules about how baby should sleep

in their own cot not in parents bed
on their back
not swaddled as can overheat
with feet right at bottom so they don't move
no blankets around face
no toys and pillows in cot

20

does breast feeding help against sudi

yes

21

can a baby have a dummy when they go to sleep

they can do

22

who is th elead for a sudi investigation in Scotland

the procurator fiscal

23

who is involved in the investigation of a sudi

proc fiscal
police
health team
family

24

are the police notified of a sudi

yes they have to be as a sudden death of a child

25

who is the key heath care person in a sudi

there is a named sudi pedeatrician that controls from the hospital

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where do most sudi occur

at home

27

what happens after a baby ahs been pronounced dead at home

police called
scene sealed of as crime scene
photographs taken of room and house
cot etc may have to be taken

28

after the death of a baby has been confirmed in at home where is it taken

to a and e

29

what has to happen in the first 24hrs post baby death

the proc fiscal will instruct police to start investigation and for a hospital autopsy to be performed

30

can the parents decline an autopsy post sudi

no