ERIC Number: ED423040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Back to Sleep: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) [and] Questions and Answers for Professionals on Infant Sleeping Position and SIDS.
Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
The "Back to Sleep" public health campaign, which recommends that infants be placed on their backs for sleeping help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), was initiated in 1994. The campaign was led by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and co-sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the SIDS Alliance, and the Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs. This packet of "Back to Sleep" materials contains a brochure for parents and one for health care professionals. The parent brochure, "Back to Sleep: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)," defines SIDS, advises parents lay their infants on their backs to sleep, and makes other recommendations to reduce SIDS risk. The professionals' brochure, "Questions and Answers for Professionals on Infant Sleeping Position and SIDS," uses a question-answer format to describe the "Back to Sleep" public health campaign, research on sleep positions and SIDS, prematurity and sleep position, sleep position in hospital nurseries, infants' positional preferences, the age at which to stop using the non-prone position, risk for aspiration and flat spots on the head with supine sleeping, and the use of various devices marketed to maintain infants in a non-prone position during sleep. Also included in the packet of materials is an order form for additional free materials, including videotapes in English and Spanish; and sample magazine and newspaper public service announcements. (KB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Health, Infant Mortality, Infants, Parent Materials, Prevention, Public Health, Risk Management, Sleep, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
NICHD/Back to Sleep, 31 Center Drive, Room 2A32, Bethesda, MD 20892-2425; phone: 800-505-CRIB, 301-496-5133; fax: 301-496-7101 (Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.