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Christine Mcintosh, BSc, MBChB, Dip.O&G, Dip.PAed., FRNZCGP

  • Speaker Type: Conference 2019
  • Country: New Zealand

Christine is both a General Practitioner and senior lecturer in the Dept. of Paediatrics at The University of Auckland. She has taken a career long interest in Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and is now a doctoral candidate with Prof. Ed Mitchell. She also has a Primary care liaison role at her local district health board and is a clinical editor for primary care web-based Auckland Regional HealthPathways. Her current programme of research involves implementing and evaluating a web-based SUDI risk assessment tool with wrap around care planning for babies at higher risk, in the Counties Manukau Health District Health Board area in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Confident Conversations; Empowering Parents to Make Choices to Prevent their Baby from Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy
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.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3.75  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: .75 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology, Sleep