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Staff Training Requirements
Superstar staff training must:
Include training for staff working on all units caring for children under the age of one.
Training can be lecture or computer based.
Training should be consistent with the current AAP Policy Statement, and be updated at least whenever a new Policy Statement is released.
Include training of new staff as part of orientation.
Require periodic competencies or renewal of training.
Include all staff members that are likely to directly handle or position an infant (e.g. physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, respiratory therapists, physical therapists).
It is particularly important for lactation consultants to be trained in safe sleep practices so they can help to integrate safe sleep information and breastfeeding support. Include social work as well.
Staff Training Resources:
NICHD offers a free online continuing education activity for nurses on
Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death: Curriculum for Nurses
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Infant Safe Sleep Program has a free online training
Infant Safe Sleep for Health Care Providers
. Click the "Create New User" button and complete the pop-up.
Once logged in, click on the Course Catalog and type in the Course Catalog ID:
SO100-2016 and click the "Launch Course" icon.
AAP and Healthy Child Care America have a speaker’s kit on
Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
with slides and notes that can be used by health care professionals. Download is free and copies may be made for educational purposes.
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