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Ahlers-Schmidt, C. R., Schunn, C., Dempsy, M., & Blackon, S. (2014-A). Evaluation of community baby showers to promote safe sleep. Kansas Journal of Medicine, 7, 1–5. 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): PARENT/FAMILY, Notification/Information Materials (Online Resources, Information Guide), Training (Parent/Family), CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver), Provision of Safe Sleep Item
Intervention Description: The purpose was to describe participants’ knowledge and intentions regarding safe sleep following a Community Baby Shower.
Conclusion: Our Baby Showers were attended by the target audience, who exhibited high levels of safe sleep knowledge, and stated intentions to utilize most safe sleep recommendations following the Shower. However, some participants were resistant to following at least some of the recommendations. Additional venues and other educational strategies may be needed to maximize the uptake of these recommendations.
Study Design: Survey following Baby Shower
Setting: Community Baby Showers
Target Audience: 60% AA women
Data Source: Survey
Sample Size: 364 participants
Age Range: Infant

Ahlers-Schmidt, C. R., Schunn, C., Nguyen, M., Nimeskern Miller, J., Rabea Ilahe, R., & Kuhlmann, S. (2015). Does providing infant caregivers with a wearable blanket increase safe sleep practices? A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Pediatrics. doi:10.1177/0009922815572077. 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): PARENT/FAMILY, Presentation/Meeting/Information Session/Event, CAREGIVER, Provision of Safe Sleep Item
Intervention Description: The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a wearable blanket versus a control item to increase safe sleep practices among parents at a pediatric resident clinic.
Study Design: RCT
Setting: Pediatric continuity clinic that serves mostly state-insured patients.
Target Audience: Parents of infants
Data Source: Survey at baseline and 2-month clinic visit
Sample Size: 152 participants
Age Range: Infant

Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Schunn C, Nguyen M, Nimeskern-Miller J, Ilahe R, Kuhlmann S. Does providing infant caregivers with a wearable blanket increase safe sleep practices? A randomized controlled trial. Clin Pediatr (Phil). 2015:0009922815572077. Access Abstract

NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): Provision of Safe Sleep Item, CAREGIVER
Study Design: RCT
Significant Findings: No
Setting: University of Kansas Pediatric Clinic
Target Audience: Caregivers of patients in the waiting room at the 1-month well-baby visit and the 2-month well-baby visit
Data Source: Caregiver report
Sample Size: Baseline  Intervention (n=75)  Control (n=77) Follow-up (Analysis)  Intervention (n=57)  Control (n=58)
Age Range: Not specified

Gelfer P, Cameron R, Masters K, Kennedy KA. Integrating "Back to Sleep" recommendations into neonatal ICU practice. Pediatrics. 2013;131(4):e1264-1270. Access Abstract

NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Provider Training/Education, Provision of Safe Sleep Item, Assessment (Provider), HOSPITAL, Quality Improvement, Policy/Guideline (Hospital), Crib Card, CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver), Assessment (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver)
Intervention Description: The aims of this project were to increase the percentage of infants following safe sleep practices in the NICU before discharge and to determine if improving compliance with these practices would influence parent behavior at home.
Conclusion: Multifactorial interventions improved compliance with safe sleep practices in the NICU and at home.
Study Design: QE: pretest-posttest
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital NICU in Houston, TX
Target Audience: Infants in open cribs eligible for safe sleep practices; Parents of infants after discharge
Data Source: Crib audit/infant observation; Parent report
Sample Size: Baseline (n=62) Follow-up (n=79); Baseline (n=66) Follow-up (n=98)
Age Range: Not specified

Hill SA, Hjelmeland B, Johannessen NM, Irgens LM, Skjaerven R. Changes in parental risk behaviour after an information campaign against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in Norway. Acta Paediatr. 2004;93(2):250-254. Access Abstract

NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Provider Training/Education, Provision of Safe Sleep Item, POPULATION-BASED SYSTEMS, NATIONAL, Campaign, Mass Media, CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver)
Intervention Description: To assess parental risk behaviour before and after a sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) information campaign with special emphasis on associations with maternal age, education, marital status and birth order.
Conclusion: Non-supine sleeping decreased to a level that has never been reported before. In future campaigns, subgroup-specific measures may be needed.
Study Design: QE: pretest-posttest
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: N/A
Target Audience: All mothers registered with the Medical Birth Registry of Norway as having given birth between Oct and Nov 1998 and Oct and Nov 1999 without a pathological condition
Data Source: Mother report
Sample Size: Baseline (n=5539) Follow-up (n=4143)
Age Range: Not specified

Kuhlmann S, Ahlers-Schmidt CR, Lukasiewicz G, Truong TM. Interventions to improve safe sleep among hospitalized infants at eight children's hospitals. Hosp Pediatr. 2016;6(2):88-94. Access Abstract

NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Provider Training/Education, Provision of Safe Sleep Item, HOSPITAL, Policy/Guideline (Hospital), Sleep Environment Modification, CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver), Attestation (Provider)
Intervention Description: The purpose of this study was to improve safe sleep practices for infants in nonneonatal pediatric units with implementation of specific interventions.
Conclusion: Implementation of site-specific interventions seems to improve overall safe sleep in inpatient pediatric units, although continued improvement is needed. Specifically, extra items are persistently left in the sleeping environment.
Study Design: QE: pretest-posttest
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: Eight children’s hospitals
Target Audience: Infants aged 0 to 6 months admitted to the general pediatric unit (excluding infants in the NICUs, PICUs, and maternal fetal units)
Data Source: Crib audit/infant observation
Sample Size: Baseline (n=234) Follow-up (n=210)
Age Range: Not specified

McMullen SL, Fioravanti ID, Brown K, Carey MG. Safe sleep for hospitalized infants. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2016;41(1):43-50. Access Abstract

NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Provider Training/Education, Provision of Safe Sleep Item, Attestation (Provider), HOSPITAL, Quality Improvement, Policy/Guideline (Hospital), Crib Card, Visual Display (Hospital), Sleep Environment Modification, Promotional Event, CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver), Attestation (caregiver)
Intervention Description: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to promote the AAP safe sleep recommendations and provide appropriate role modeling of these recommendations for hemodynamically stable infants throughout their hospital stay.
Conclusion: There was inconsistency between nursing knowledge and practice about safe infant sleep. Nurses were aware of the AAP recommendations, but it took time to achieve close to full compliance in changing clinical practice. Observation was an important part of this initiative to reinforce knowledge and role model best practice for parents.
Study Design: QE: pretest-posttest
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester in NY
Target Audience: Hemodynamically stable infants less than 1 year of age in the mother-baby unit and nine pediatric units
Data Source: Crib audit/infant observation
Sample Size: Baseline (n=65) Follow-up (n=60)
Age Range: Not specified

Shadman KA, Wald ER, Smith W, Coller RJ. Improving safe sleep practices for hospitalized infants. Pediatrics. 2016;138(3). Access Abstract

NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Provision of Safe Sleep Item, Provider Training/Education, HOSPITAL, Quality Improvement, Policy/Guideline (Hospital), Visual Display (Hospital), Sleep Environment Modification, CAREGIVER
Intervention Description: This quality improvement study aimed to increase adherence to SSPs for infants admitted to a children's hospital general care unit between October 2013 and December 2014.
Conclusion: Sustained improvements in hospital SSPs were achieved through this quality improvement initiative, with opportunity for continued improvement. Nurse knowledge increased during the intervention. It is uncertain whether these findings translate to changes in caregiver home practices after discharge.
Study Design: QE: pretest-posttest
Significant Findings: No
Setting: American Family Children’s Hospital in WI
Target Audience: Infants <12 months admitted to medical and surgical units; Caregivers of infants <6 months after hospital discharge
Data Source: Crib audit/infant observation; Caregiver report
Sample Size: Baseline (n=59) Follow-up (n=257); Baseline (n=56) Follow-up (n=48)
Age Range: Not specified

Hauck, F. R., Tanabe, K. O., McMurry, T., & Moon, R. Y. (2015). Evaluation of bedtime basics for babies: a national crib distribution program to reduce the risk of sleep-related sudden infant deaths. Journal of community health, 40(3), 457-463. Access Abstract

NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): CAREGIVER, Provision of Safe Sleep Item, Education/Training (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver), PARENT/FAMILY, Training (Parent/Family), NATIONAL, Campaign, Mass Media
Intervention Description: The objective of this study was to describe parental knowledge and practices regarding infant sleep position, bedsharing, pacifier use, and feeding practices before and after receipt of a free crib and safe sleep education.
Conclusion: Crib distribution and safe sleep education positively influence knowledge and practices about safe sleep.

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.