Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDS (for parents)
The class is also available as part of the below Knowledge Collections
A thorough class on the topic of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) discussing cause, risk factors, preventive measures, dealing with a SIDS death, and the Pre-School and SIDS.
I. SIDS Is Defined as . . .
“The sudden death of an infant under one year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation, including:
- Performance of a complete autopsy;
- Thorough, but compassionate, examination of the death scene;
- Review of the clinical history.
SIDS is . . .
- Sudden and unexpected.
- The leading cause of death in infants one month to one year. (Most deaths occur by the end of the sixth month with the greatest number occurring between 2-4 months of age).
- A diagnosis of exclusion after all possible causes of death have been ruled out.
SIDS is not . . .
- Caused by child abuse, immunizations or choking
- Anyone’s fault
Approved or Accepted in:
- Define SIDS, listing 3 things that it is and 3 things that it is not.
- Name two major categories of risk factors and three factors in each.
- List six things you can do to reduce the risk of SIDS.
- Describe four guidelines for pre-schools.
- Better understand the risk factors for SIDS.
- Be able to take knowledgeable steps to reduce the risk for SIDS.
- Be able to respond to an emergency involving a possible SIDS incident.