Tools for Safe Sleep Champions in health services
Welcome to the role of Safe Sleep Champion and the current focus on preventing deaths from accidental suffocation.
To be healthy and survive, babies need sufficient oxygen as they develop in the womb, and sufficient oxygen as they live and sleep, once born. Creating high awareness of this fact and how it translates into care decisions for babies is your work in this role.
As a Safe Sleep Champion you can expect to receive on-going coaching and support from Change for our Children. Your role is two pronged:
- to bring this education to your peers and
- to work with your manager to develop systematic action in your setting
This page offers tools to support you in your role as Safe Sleep Champion
NB: We recommend taking the 15 minute on-line education as a prerequisite to Through the Tubes to ensure a baseline understanding of sudden infant death from all causes. Through the Tubes has a specific focus on preventing deaths from suffocation. It has been designed to influence focused conversations with families.