Canyon County Paramedics and Ada County Paramedics Unite to Highlight Safe Infant Sleep Practices During SIDS Awareness Month

BOISE, Idaho – In light of October’s SIDS Awareness Month, Ada County Paramedics and Canyon County Paramedics have united to deliver “The ABCs of Safe Sleep,” to their respective communities promoting safe infant sleep education to caretakers across both counties. The ABCs of Safe Sleep, an acronym standing for Alone, on their Back in a Crib, is a nationwide initiative established to help protect infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). “When we get a 911 call from dispatch about a child not breathing. That’s the worse call we can get. That’s the call we fear,” Ada County Paramedics Battalion Chief Bart Buckendorf said. “We hope for a positive outcome with the child but too often that doesn’t happen. As a paramedic, it’s difficult. It changes you.” Canyon County Paramedics Deputy Chief Steve Blados said his agency recently added safe sleep graphics and verbiage to the back of its ambulances— the same messages and images Ada County Paramedics affixed to its fleet. “At Canyon County Paramedics, we’ve always said that our ambulances are moving billboards,” Blados said. So we thought it made sense to use those ‘billboards’ to spread messages related to public health, as Ada County Paramedics has.” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) defines SIDS as a form of infant death that cannot be explained, while ...
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ega F Abstract Neuroinflammation is produced by local or systemic alterations and mediated mainly by glia, affecting the activity of various neural circuits including those involved in breathing rhythm generation and control. Several pathological conditions, such as sudden infant death syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea and asthma exert an inflammatory influence on breathing-related circuits. Consequently breathing (both resting and ventilatory responses to physiological challenges), is affected; e.g., responses to hypoxia and hypercapnia are compromised. Moreover, inflammation can induce long-lasting changes in br...
Source: Autonomic Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Auton Neurosci Source Type: research
Neuroinflammation is produced by local or systemic alterations and mediated mainly by glia, affecting the activity of various neural circuits including those involved in breathing rhythm generation and control. Several pathological conditions, such as sudden infant death syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea and asthma exert an inflammatory influence on breathing-related circuits. Consequently breathing (both resting and ventilatory responses to physiological challenges), is affected; e.g., responses to hypoxia and hypercapnia are compromised.
Source: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Reference charts for body and organ measurements of neonates and infants were derived from data on 900 investigations done by the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario. The statistical analyses in this new reference source addressed deficiencies in sources currently available to pathologists. The present study also considered whether organ weights differed based on the classification of infant deaths using the original definition of either sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or sudden unexplained death (SUDS) which considers cases occurring in an unsafe sleeping environment or under adverse socioeconomic conditions. Cas...
Source: The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology - Category: Forensic Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Asymptomatic infectious conditions were associated with a high proportion of SUID cases. Non-supine sleep positions were still practised. There is a need to increase SUID prevention campaigns. ABBREVIATIONS: HAS, Haute Autorité de Santé: French National Health Authority; NICHD, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; PACA, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France; SUID, sudden unexpected infant death; SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome; CépiDc, Centre d'Epidémiologie sur les Causes Médicales de Décès/Center for Epidemiology on the ...
Source: Paediatrics and international child health - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Paediatr Int Child Health Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Infant sleeping bags, or sleep sacks, are at least as safe as other bedding in preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and might be safer, a new analysis concludes.
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This article describes the different types of SUID, associated risk factors, and highlights recommendations to help parents and caregivers ensure safe sleep environments for infants.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Category: Primary Care Tags: CME: Pediatrics Source Type: research
This study was conducted in a 44-bed transitional care unit at a level IV NICU in the Midwest. A repeated-measures design was used. Two weeks before discharge, mothers completed a survey, addressing knowledge and plans for caring for their baby at home. Mothers then viewed the 5-section Caring about Preemies' Safe Sleep (CaPSS) education module and completed the postmodule evaluation. A discharge survey was completed 4 weeks postdischarge. Fifteen mothers, mean age 26.4 years, participated; 8 (53%) returned the postdischarge survey. Module evaluation rated clarity and completeness of information high. Mothers' ratings of S...
Source: The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research
Breathing stimulation mediated by 5-HT1A and 5-HT3 receptors within the preBötzinger Complex of the adult rabbit. Brain Res. 2018 Sep 19;: Authors: Iovino L, Mutolo D, Cinelli E, Contini M, Pantaleo T, Bongianni F Abstract Serotonin (5-HT) has been reported to play excitatory effects on respiration by acting on preBötzinger complex (preBötC) neurons in neonatal or juvenile rodents. However, whether its action is circumscribed to the preBötC and present in other animal species, particularly in adult preparations, is unknown. We investigated the respiratory role of 5-HT within the pr...
Source: Brain Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A combination of the longest QTc and autonomic imbalance during night-time sleep in early infancy may be responsible for development of life-threatening arrhythmia in LQTS infants. Critical cases should be included in future studies. PMID: 29952348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Nursing educators need ongoing training on infant sleep safety to maintain mastery of the information that students need for competency in the workforce involving infant care. PMID: 29923948 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Nursing Education Perspectives - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Nurs Educ Perspect Source Type: research
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