Materials developed for the campaign include sample infant safe sleep policies. The policies were developed with significant input from nursing staff, educators, SIDS researchers, trainers and other healthcare professionals to address the following five key areas: sleep position, bedding/soft materials, crib/bed sharing, breastfeeding, swaddling and tobacco exposure.

Birthing hospitals are urged to incorporate the polices into their existing protocols for NICU and well-baby nurseries. Posters are also available to reinforce these important messages. All materials are available for free download or for purchase in the First Candle store.

While formal conference trainings have ended, we continue to provide technical support to hospitals, public health departments and health care professionals on conducting their own trainings for nurses.

For more information, contact Hanan Kallash at 1-800-221-7437, extension 227, or hanan@firstcandle.org.