Course curriculum

  • 1

    Safe sleeping for preterm babies- the transition from nursery to home.

  • 2

    Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

    • What is Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy?

    • Why does Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occur?

    • Risk factors for Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI)

    • Reducing the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI), including SIDS

  • 3

    Nursery practices- in NICU and SCN

    • Nursery versus home- what needs to change and why?

    • Tummy (prone sleeping) in the newborn intensive and/or special care nursery

    • Why isn't tummy (prone) sleeping safe once baby is at home?

    • Side sleeping in the NICU and/or Special Care Nursery

    • Why isn't side sleeping safe once baby is at home?

    • Why is back sleeping the safest way to sleep babies at home?

    • Why do babies have beanies or woollen hats on their head in the NICU and/or Special Care Nursery?

    • The importance of sleeping with their head and face uncovered at home

    • Why are preterm babies 'nested' in the nursery?

    • Why nesting is not safe once your baby is home

    • Why are pillows unsafe for babies?

    • Other items that should not be in the baby's sleep space

  • 4

    Safe Sleep Environment- Day and Night

    • Safe sleep environment - Day and Night

  • 5

    Safe Sleep: Clothes and bedding amount

    • Thermal stress (over-heating) and SUDI

    • Avoiding thermal stress (over-heating)

    • Room temperature for sleeping

    • Dressing your baby for sleep

    • Bedding amount

    • Safe sleeping bag

  • 6

    Other protective strategies to reduce the risks of SUDI

    • Breastfeeding as a protective strategy to reduce the risk of SUDI

    • Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke

    • Use of a dummy as a protective strategy to reduce the risk of SUDI

  • 7

    Car capsules and baby slings

    • Car capsules and car seats

    • Baby slings and carriers

  • 8


    • Introduction: Safe Sleeping Video Series

    • Safe Sleeping

    • Safe Wrapping & use of a Safe Sleeping Bag

  • 9

    Safe Sleeping Quizzes

    • Safe Sleeping- Quiz

    • Safe wrapping (swaddling) and use of a safe sleeping bag: Quiz

  • 10

    Safe Sleeping Resources

    • Red Nose

    • ACCC: Keeping Baby Safe: A guide to infant and nursery products

    • Kidsafe Australia

    • Online class: Safe sleeping for preterm babies: Transition from NICU/SCN to home

  • 11


    • You have now completed the learning program

    • Feedback and evaluation- Optional

  • 12


    • References

    • Content Reviewers

    • Disclaimer

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