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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The deaths fall under the umbrella of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and accidental suffocation and/or strangulation in bed.
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The company knew for years about potential risks linked to its popular sleeper and about pediatricians ’ objections to the way the product was being pitched to parents.
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(Elsevier) Fetal exposure to tobacco smoke in utero is associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and cardiac arrhythmias in newborns. In a novel study in rabbits, investigators provide the first evidence linking fetal exposure to nicotine to long-term alterations of the cardiac sodium current. These changes may impair adaptation of the cardiac sodium current to sympathetic tone and prevent awakening from sleep apnea, leading to arrhythmias that could potentially be involved in SIDS. They report their findings in HeartRhythm
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Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal MedicineAuthor(s): Roger W. Byard, Rebecca A. Shipstone, Jeanine YoungAbstractThe classification of the cause of unexpected infant deaths by both pathologists and researchers may be quite inconsistent. For example, if an infant is found lying face down on soft bedding the death may still be certified as ‘sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)’, ‘accidental suffocation’, ‘undetermined’, ‘unclassified sudden infant death (USID)’, or ‘sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI)’. As the ...
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(CNN) — Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data on smoking during pregnancy from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s birth/infant death data set between 2007 and 2011 and found that the risk of death rises by .07 for each additional cigarette smoked, up to 20 a day, a typical pack of cigarettes. By the time you smoke a pack a day, the study found, yo...
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A guide to help health professionals speak to parents about safer sleep has been produced in a bid to reduce sudden infant death syndrome.
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This study sought to determine if infant sleep education plus a cardboard bassinet reduced bed-sharing, a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sleep-related deaths ...
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ConclusionInterventions that support safe sleep must be maintained, but research is still needed since although these dramatic deaths have been reduced their causes remain unknown. The challenge is now to shift their trend which has been constant for too long.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
This study focuses on the α3 and α4 nAChR subunits as α3 is important for early postnatal survival while α4 is crucial for nicotine-elicited antinociception and sleep-wake cycle regulation. Tissue from the rostral medulla of infants who died with a known cause of death (eSUDI, n = 7), and from SIDS classified as SIDS I (n = 8) and SIDS II (n = 27), was immunohistochemically stained for the α3 and α4 nAChR subunits and quantified in 9 nuclei comparing amongst these groups. The association with risk factors of sex, cigarette smoke exposure, upper respiratory tract infection (UR...
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Despite the release of guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on safe infant sleep and public service campaigns aimed at reducing risk factors over the past 25  years, deaths due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) are still the 4th leading causes of infant death in the United States. Findings from several studies demonstrate that nurses do not consistently model safe sleep practices with infants due to a lac k of education on evidence-based practice and misconceptions regarding safe infant sleep.
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