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Confident Conversations; Empowering Parents to Make Choices to Prevent their Baby from Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy

by Christine Mcintosh, BSc, MBChB, Dip.O&G, Dip.PAed., FRNZCGP
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: .75 CERP, .75 R-CERP, .75 CME
  • Learning Format: Conference Recording
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: ABM Conference 2019

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is the sudden death of a baby who was thought to be healthy in the 24 hours prior to death. SUDI remains as a leading cause of post neonatal death in many countries and indigenous and marginalised population groups are the most affected. Experts agree that most SUDI deaths could be prevented, however successful SUDI prevention programmes require system wide, consistent SUDI prevention advice and programmes tailored for higher risk groups.
The Safe Sleep Calculator is a SUDI risk assessment web-based tool that considers 15 SUDI risk factors and provides individualised recommendations on risk reduction. It enables clinicians to provide objective individualised advice for families on infant care behaviours to reduce SUDI risk. The experiences of implementing the Safe Sleep Calculator in a primary care setting and, in a district health board area in New Zealand, will be described.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Delegates will be able to describe current understanding of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy;
Objective 2: Delegates will be able to discuss how individualised SUDI risk assessment can inform conversations in clinical care around SUDI protection care including breastfeeding and related behaviours such as bed sharing;
Objective 3: Delegates will be able to apply a systematic SUDI risk assessment for targeting SUDI protection care in higher risk populations.

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3.75  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks