Advisor(s)

Megan Lieb, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Nursing, Health & Behavioral Sciences
m-lieb.2@onu.edu

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Problem: With growing evidence, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is an ongoing problem throughout the country. SIDS causes numerous deaths in infants with multiple precipitating factors. Promoting safe sleep is a practice that is being done to decrease the number of deaths. Providing education to caregivers about safe sleep, pacifier use, no smoking and vaccinations. will decrease the number of unexpected deaths in infants.

Purpose/Aims: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of SIDS education on nurses’ knowledge and implementation of safe sleep education to families.

Methods: This will be a scholarly project. The sample includes registered nurses on a specialty pediatrics unit. Measurable outcomes of the program are changes in how the nurses educate families out sudden infant death syndrome. A pretest and posttest will be given.

Pertinent Findings: In this study, it is expected to determine how nurses educate their patients on SIDS prevention and safe sleep practices. The compliance with teaching will also be evaluated.

Conclusion: This study provides evidence that SIDS can be prevented. Certain techniques can be used to promote infant safety including, safe sleep, pacifier use, no smoking and vaccination use. Registered nurses should educate all families.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Preventing SIDS and Promoting Safe Sleep

Problem: With growing evidence, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is an ongoing problem throughout the country. SIDS causes numerous deaths in infants with multiple precipitating factors. Promoting safe sleep is a practice that is being done to decrease the number of deaths. Providing education to caregivers about safe sleep, pacifier use, no smoking and vaccinations. will decrease the number of unexpected deaths in infants.

Purpose/Aims: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of SIDS education on nurses’ knowledge and implementation of safe sleep education to families.

Methods: This will be a scholarly project. The sample includes registered nurses on a specialty pediatrics unit. Measurable outcomes of the program are changes in how the nurses educate families out sudden infant death syndrome. A pretest and posttest will be given.

Pertinent Findings: In this study, it is expected to determine how nurses educate their patients on SIDS prevention and safe sleep practices. The compliance with teaching will also be evaluated.

Conclusion: This study provides evidence that SIDS can be prevented. Certain techniques can be used to promote infant safety including, safe sleep, pacifier use, no smoking and vaccination use. Registered nurses should educate all families.