Can We Prevent Infant Sleep-Related Deaths?
What You Need to Know

Originally presented on November 19, 2015

Michael H. Goodstein, MD, FAAP
Attending Neonatologist, York Hospital & Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Penn State University and Medical Director of Research, Cribs for Kids ®

Education about infant safe sleep practices is important for families, caregivers, health care practitioners and public health professionals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 3,500 US babies (under 1 year of age) die suddenly and unexpectedly each year.  The impact on families is devastating.

This program will review the current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations on infant safe sleep, and discuss the barriers to safe sleep behaviors and the physiological perspective of safe sleep. Infant safe sleep practices will be presented by nationally-recognized neonatologist, Dr. Michael Goodstein and statistics on sudden unexplained infant deaths in New York State and the nation will be presented.

In addition, the program will address how providers can initiate safe sleep conversations with caregivers, why hospitals should involve all departments/units that care for infants in safe sleep efforts, and the important role of effective community-based education in reinforcing infant safe sleep messages. The Cribs for Kids education and hospital certification programs and the HALO safe sleep sack program, will be featured.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Explain the public health impact of sleep-related infant deaths in NYS and the nation
  • Name the three A-B-C's of infant safe sleep
  • Identify at least two elements of a safe sleep environment

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until November 30, 2018.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until November 30, 2018.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until November 30, 2018.