Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDS (for parents)

1 Hours
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A thorough class on the topic of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) discussing cause, risk factors, preventive measures, dealing with a SIDS death, and the Pre-School and SIDS.

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I.  SIDS Is Defined as . . .

“The sudden death of an infant under one year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation, including:

  • Performance of a complete autopsy;
  • Thorough, but compassionate, examination of the death scene;
  • Review of the clinical history.

SIDS is . . .

  • Sudden and unexpected.
  • The leading cause of death in infants one month to one year. (Most deaths occur by the end of the sixth month with the greatest number occurring between 2-4 months of age).
  • A diagnosis of exclusion after all possible causes of death have been ruled out.

SIDS is not . . .

  • Contagious
  • Caused by child abuse, immunizations or choking
  • Anyone’s fault
Approved or Accepted in:
North Dakota
Learning Outcomes
  1. Define SIDS, listing 3 things that it is and 3 things that it is not.
  2. Name two major categories of risk factors and three factors in each.
  3. List six things you can do to reduce the risk of SIDS.
  4. Describe four guidelines for pre-schools.
  5. Better understand the risk factors for SIDS.
  6. Be able to take knowledgeable steps to reduce the risk for SIDS.
  7. Be able to respond to an emergency involving a possible SIDS incident.