Shaefer, S. J., Herman, S. E., Frank, S. J., Adkins, M., & Terhaar, M. (2010). Translating infant safe sleep evidence into nursing practice. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 39(6), 618–626. Access Abstract
NPM: 7-1: Child Safety/Injury (0-9 years)
5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROVIDER/PRACTICE, CAREGIVER, Educational Material (caregiver), Provider Training/Education, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, HOSPITAL, Quality Improvement, Policy/Guideline (Hospital)
Intervention Description: The authors describe a 4-year demonstration project (2004-2007) to reduce infant deaths related to sleep environments by changing attitudes and practices among nurses who work with African American parents and caregivers in urban Michigan hospitals.
Conclusion: Following the policy change effort, nurses changed their behavior and placed infants on the back to sleep.
Study Design: QE: pretest-posttest
Setting: 7 maternity wards in urban hospitals in MI
Target Audience: Nursing staff and parents
Data Source: Crib audit; infant observation
Sample Size: Baseline: n=579 Follow-up: n=692
Age Range: Infant