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Rock a Bye Baby, Now Safely Lay Me Down to Sleep

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

  • Date: Sept 8, 2011
  • Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

This webinar will encourage listeners to focus on preventing infant suffocations. Suffocation is the leading cause of injury deaths to infants in the U.S., occurring at a rate four times greater than any other injury cause (less than 18/100,000 in 2007) and the rate quadrupled between 1994 and 2004. Some of this increase is due to improved investigations and a diagnostic shift away from SIDS, undetermined cause and other sudden and unexplained infant death (SUID) diagnoses. Most infant suffocations occur in sleep environments remarkably similar to those of infants dying from other SUID causes and these infants share many of the same risk factors. Join us in a webinar that will explore national and state efforts to improve the collection of data on infant suffocation deaths, our current knowledge of the circumstances of suffocation deaths in the sleep environment, and model state and local programs you can implement to help prevent infant suffocation deaths.

Objectives: Participants will be able to describe:

  1. The scope of infant deaths from suffocation, and the pilot study for the national SUID Case Registry –an effort to help us better understand the circumstances and events in suffocation deaths. (speakers Carrie Shapiro Mendoza and Lena Camperlengo)
  2. The circumstances of the sleep environment for infant suffocation deaths as described by data from child death review teams. (speaker Teri Covington)
  3. The scope of state efforts in risk reduction and prevention efforts and one state’s work to link injury prevention and MCH with state and local partners for a comprehensive infant safe sleep initiative. (speakers Teri Covington and Lindsey Myers)
  4. Examples of community-based safe sleep and suffocation prevention programs, including hospital based education, safe sleep education and crib distribution programs. (speakers Michael Goodstein and Judy Bannon)