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Goal: To evaluate a staff education program on approach to improve in the rate of eligible NICU infants in safe sleep in a busy 84-bed level IV NICU.

Outcome Measures; Improve safe sleep compliance for eligible patients to 90% or greater by December 2019.

Process Measures: Audits from bedside RNs showing compliance with safe sleep.

Planned Intervention: In December of 2018 a multidisciplinary work group brainstormed and implemented best practice safe sleep education for staff and parents. September 2019 a Safe Sleep Educational Toolkit was made available for staff.

Results: Safe Sleep compliance has gone from 53% to 90% in September of 2019 after the initiation of a safe sleep toolkit.

MeSH Keywords

Sleep; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Pediatric Nursing; Quality Improvement; Sudden Infant Death


Safe Sleep Practices; Babies; SIDS


Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Critical Care Nursing | Interprofessional Education | Pediatric Nursing | Pediatrics


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Safe Sleep in the NICU



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