Recommendations To Tackle Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

March 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

Responding to the draft NICE recommendations to tackle SIDs, Dr Simon Newell, Consultant Neonatologist and Vice President for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said:

“Over half of deaths in childhood occur during the first year of a child's life. In 2012 over 3000 babies died before age one and the RCPCH's Why Children Die report highlights the contribution Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) played to this figure.

“Every case of unexplained infant death is an absolute tragedy for a family, and although rare, still claims the lives of around five babies each week – that's still five cases too many.

“Most of the time co-sleeping is safe but the risk increases when an adult is very tired, drunk alcohol, used drugs or when they have taken medication which might sedate.

“To address this, we need to help ensure that all families have access to safe sleeping guidance and resources. And because we know that vulnerable families are especially at risk of SIDS, we need a targeted campaign to promote safe sleeping habits.

“We hope these updated recommendations from NICE will raise awareness of SIDS and remind us all that more can be done to prevent deaths in future.”

Resources

The Linus Pauling Institute February 2018 The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University has a website intended to provide ?scientific information on health...
Endocrinology Advisor January 2018 Endocrinology Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers endocrinologists, diabetes educators and other...
Breast Cancer Survivor January 2018 Survivorship encompasses a range of lifestyle approaches to improve wellbeing and survival after a diagnosis of cancer....
Cancer Emergency Response Tool January 2018 The Cancer Emergency Response Tool (CERT) allows cancer patients to rapidly and effectively manage chemotherapy toxicity...
Rheumatology Advisor January 2018 Rheumatology Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app designed to be the essential resource for rheumatology...
Clinical Advisor January 2018 Clinical Advisor is the first app created specifically for nurse practitioners and physician assistants, from the...
The Drugs & Bugs app January 2018 The Drugs & Bugs app by Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) is an essential resource for allied healthcare professionals,...
Laceration repair and digital blocks January 2018 This website was created and is managed by Dr. Brian Lin, a board certified Emergency Medicine physician who practices at...
inPractice® Oncology January 2018 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
Managing Head Injury January 2018 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
Search by Keyword