The Healthy Children and Families’ Safe Infant Sleep (SIS) initiative was established in 2009 to address concerns around sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and the risk factor of bed-sharing.
Research tells us that education on the principles of safe sleep and addressing modifiable risk factors is important to help reduce the risk of SIDS and prevent other sleep related injuries and deaths in the first year of life.
In collaboration with provincial partners, we developed provincial, standardized resources for parents and health care providers, including the AHS Safe Infant Sleep Policy.
The revised Safe Infant Sleep Policy came into effect on August 29, 2022. The Policy facilitates consistent safe sleep practices across AHS in all care settings.
Applicable to all AHS employees (including medical and midwifery staffs, students, volunteers and contracted service providers) and to external stakeholders (including physicians) who are involved in providing education or care in prenatal\postpartum\postnatal maternal and infant and pediatric services in all settings.
The module is approved and accredited for 1 CME credit by both the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
Read the complete list of references used in this module.
Health care providers who work with parents of babies up to one year of age, in any care setting, can order free copies of these resources for distribution.
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