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15 April 2019

Trainings Available on Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome

Reducing SUIDs and Creating a Safe Sleeping Environment for Infants

Trainings Available on Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome

In 2017, there were 3,600 Sudden Unexpected Death Syndrome (SUID) in the United States and about 900 of those deaths are due to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed. In Oregon, about 40 babies die in their sleep every year. SUID is defined as the death of an infant less than one year of age that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, and whose cause is not immediately obvious before an investigation takes place.  There are three common types of infant mortality that fall under SUID:

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Accidental Suffocation & Strangulation in Bed (ASSB)
  • and unknown

Sleep-related deaths that result from suffocation can occur when the baby is put to sleep with other people and not their own crib, if there are objects in the crib, or if the baby is placed on their stomach for sleep. These types of deaths are related to ASSB and are preventable in most cases.

There are two trainings available in May that are designed to provide further education on sudden unexplained infant death syndrome and creating safe sleeping environment.

 

DOSE TRAINING

  • Purpose: There is mounting evidence of unexplained infant death in Oregon. This training is designed to provide the tools for Emergency Care Providers to conduct rapid assessments to ensure a safe environment exists for our infants.
  • Audience: EMS, Fire Agencies, and Law Enforcement
  • Cost: Free
  • CEU credits available
  • Registration:http://cmetracker.net/ASANTE/
  • For more information click on the DOSE Flyer

SWEET DREAMS - Safe Sleep for Your Baby Training

  • Purpose: To describe the ABCs of Infant Safe Sleep
  • Audience: Medical Professionals who see infants and parents, home visitors, DHS Staff, Child Fatality Review Team Members, Grandma’s to Go Staff, Jackson Care Connect Staff, All Care Staff and Community Health Workers
  • Cost: Free
  • CEU credits available
  • Registration: http://cmetracker.net/ASANTE/
  • For more information click on the Sweet Dreams Flyer

 

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