Flashcards in T2-SIDS Deck (30):
What ethnicity is SIDs more frequent in?
SIDS is the ____ leading cause of death age 1 month-1 year
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
Where should blankets come up to?
No higher than shoulder
The death of an apparently healthy infant that remains unexplained after thorough autopsy and death scene investigation
Is SIDS apnea?
Is SIDS predictable?
Is SIDs preventable?
What is a near SIDS?
A term in an apparent life threatening event that could have possibly been SIDS
Can SIDS be caused by infant botulism? immunizations?
No to both
Is SIDs caused by bad/poor or stupid parents or neglect or abuse?
Can you get SIDS if you have a cold? vomiting or choking?
No to both
Is SIDS contagious?
Is SIDS a herdeitary syndrome?
Is there suffering in SIDS babies?
How does death occur in SIDS?
Very rapidly, usually during sleep
What is the peak age of SIDS?
When do the majority of SIDS deaths occur?
During winter months
Who is more commonly the victim: male or female?
Who is more susceptible: first or second child?
What are some risk factors for SIDS?
Poor prenatal care
Low birth weight
Hard drug use
Young maternal age
T/F: Most babies with risk factors live and babies with no risk factors die
Why is SIDS difficult to deal with?
Quiet, suddenness of event
Lack of support from family and friends
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
Why may the sexual relationship of parents whose child died from SIDS be affected?
-Fear of future pregnancy
-Guilt about enjoyment in sex
Who may have an urgency for a second child after a SIDS death: dad or mom?
How do parents act with subsequent children after a SIDS death?
-Lack of attention toward spouse
T/F: After a SIDS death, parents are so involved with their own grief they have little energy for siblings
T/F: After a SIDS death, parents have guilt even though they know SIDS is basically unpreventable.
They think "was it my fault?", "was there anything I could have done?", "why didn't I...?" etc