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1

What ethnicity is SIDs more frequent in?

African american

2

SIDS is the ____ leading cause of death age 1 month-1 year

3rd

3

What can be in the crib with the baby when they go to sleep?

Nothing should be in there--no soft objects or loose bedding

4

Where should blankets come up to?

No higher than shoulder

5

The death of an apparently healthy infant that remains unexplained after thorough autopsy and death scene investigation

SIDS

6

Is SIDS apnea?

No

7

Is SIDS predictable?

No

8

Is SIDs preventable?

No

9

What is a near SIDS?

A term in an apparent life threatening event that could have possibly been SIDS

10

Can SIDS be caused by infant botulism? immunizations?

No to both

11

Is SIDs caused by bad/poor or stupid parents or neglect or abuse?

No

12

Can you get SIDS if you have a cold? vomiting or choking?

No to both

13

Is SIDS contagious?

No

14

Is SIDS a herdeitary syndrome?

No

15

Is there suffering in SIDS babies?

No

16

How does death occur in SIDS?

Very rapidly, usually during sleep

17

What is the peak age of SIDS?

2-4 months

18

When do the majority of SIDS deaths occur?

During winter months

19

Who is more commonly the victim: male or female?

Male

20

Who is more susceptible: first or second child?

Second

21

What are some risk factors for SIDS?

Maternal smoking
Poor prenatal care
Low birth weight
Hard drug use
Young maternal age

22

T/F: Most babies with risk factors live and babies with no risk factors die

TRUE

23

Why is SIDS difficult to deal with?

Unexpected
Quiet, suddenness of event
Lack of support from family and friends

24

How does SIDS after the event affect marriage?

-May increase or decrease communication
-May strengthen relationship or cause total disruption
-Sexual relationship may be affected

25

Why may the sexual relationship of parents whose child died from SIDS be affected?

-Fear of future pregnancy
-Guilt about enjoyment in sex

26

Who may have an urgency for a second child after a SIDS death: dad or mom?

Dad

27

How do parents act with subsequent children after a SIDS death?

-Tremedous fear--overprotection
-Difficulty bonding
-Lack of attention toward spouse

28

T/F: After a SIDS death, parents are so involved with their own grief they have little energy for siblings

True

29

T/F: After a SIDS death, parents have guilt even though they know SIDS is basically unpreventable.

TRUE

They think "was it my fault?", "was there anything I could have done?", "why didn't I...?" etc

30

After SIDS death, what should we do for nursing interventions?

-Encourage parent to hold infant
-Dress them in their own clothes
-Give them private time
-Don't leave the baby alone
-Ask about baptism, clergy, priest
-Give info on who to call
-Insist on calling someone
-Listen

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