Safe Sleep Practices for Caregivers: Reduce the risk of SUID

Providing high quality sleep environments and understanding Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) are an essential part of a child care provider’s job. There are about 4,000 sudden and unexpected deaths (SUID) in the United States each year. More than half of these deaths are caused by a commonly know type of SUID called SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This lesson focuses on defining SUID and identifying behaviors that affect and reduce the risk of sleep-related SUID. (K7.8 C2, CDA 1) 1 hour

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Course objectives

  • Identify common beliefs and misconceptions about SUID.
  • Understand the behaviors that affect the risk of sleep-related SUID.
  • Implement safe sleep practices for infants.

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