Karen Passey - SIDS / Child Safety

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SIDS / Child Safety
Maternal and Child Health
Conference
Karen Passey CEO
SIDS and Kids NSW and Victoria
SIDS in Australia: 1984-2010
A.B.S. - SIDS Incidence in Australia 1984 to 2010
Start RTR
Number of SIDS deaths
600
526 541
563
525
479
500
500 485
400
KIDS &
SIDS
campaign
Safe
Sleeping
campaign
358
307
300
255
222
201 212
200
161
161
132
134
101 116
100
73 59 87 65 71 59 78 81
80% reduction in SIDS deaths from 1989 to 2010
2010
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‘New Resources’
‘…a source of information…a source
of support, or aid, especially one that
can be readily drawn upon when
needed’ source Macquarie Dictionary 2012
Jill Green
National Coordinator of Health Promotion and Bereavement Support
[email protected]
6 ways to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected
death in infancy and sleep baby safely
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Sleep baby on the back, not on the tummy or side
Sleep baby with head and face uncovered
Keep baby smoke free before birth and after
Provide a safe sleeping environment night and day
Sleep baby in their own safe sleeping place in the same
room as an adult care-giver for the first 6-12 months
Breastfeed baby if you can
http://www.sidsandkids.org/safe-sleeping/
SIDS and Kids Victoria now offers services to
the families of all children six years of age
and under who have died suddenly and
unexpectedly. (under 18 in regional areas)
The children may have been stillborn, died in
the neonatal period, or died from SIDS,
drowning, poisoning, a fast-onset illness, a
motor vehicle accident, through a fire,
homicide or in some other way.
resources and support
•Evidence-based health promotion program
•Funding for research
•ASK Online catalogue
•New resources and information
•24 hour information and support line
•Training and consultation
•Promoting public awareness
•Bereavement support
•Advocacy for changes particularly to media and Government
Trends in birth rate : Victoria (CCOPMM 2012 p.43)
Trends in SUDI: Victoria (CCOPMM 2012 p.158)
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