National Institute of Nursing Research: Continuing Education Activity for Nurses Aims to Reduce Sudden Infant Death

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October 2, 2018

Continuing Education Activity for Nurses Aims to Reduce Sudden Infant Death

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NINR and the Safe to Sleep® campaign, led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development with other collaborators, recently partnered to update a continuing education (CE) activity for nurses, Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death.

The activity informs pediatric, obstetric, and neonatal nurses; nurse practitioners; nurse specialists and nurse-midwives about the latest research and risk-reduction strategies for SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. The activity can help refresh knowledge for nurses who educate family members and caregivers about caring for infants. It explains ways nurses can communicate risk-reduction messages to parents and caregivers without adding to their already busy schedules. The activity describes modeling safe infant sleep practices immediately after delivery and encourages parents and caregivers to continue these practices at home.

The CE activity is accredited by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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