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The SIDS Center of New Jersey (SCNJ) is a program of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack. The program is funded in part by a Health Service grant from the New Jersey Department of Health to Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a CJ Foundation grant to the Hackensack Meridian Health, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.

  • Safe infant sleep practices reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths in the first 12 months of life, including accidental suffocation.
  • The SIDS Center of New Jersey follows the evidence-based safe sleep guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics in its education programs.
  • According to the most recently available national data (2012-2014), New Jersey has the lowest Sudden Unexpected Infant Death rate in the nation.
  • Parents and Grandparents make a difference!
  • The SIDS Center of New Jersey thanks its many partners, including parents and grandparents, for teaching and following safe sleep practices.
  • Back to Sleep has been named one of the seven leading pediatric research findings of the past 40 years and has helped save thousands of lives!

 

 

Our safe sleep education material is available in many languages. 

Please call the hotline with your request.

 

 

 

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The newest study by SCNJ faculty on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) was published in the July 2017 issue of Pediatrics.  A link to the article is provided in the Research section and a news report on the study can be accessed at:

http://news.rutgers.edu/research-news/premature-infants-greater-risk-sids/20170625#.WVEvhsZcR0K.email

The national study found that infants born prematurely at 24 to 27 weeks of gestation have over a threefold greater risk of SUID.

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A new interview of faculty and parents by reporter Lauren

Wanko for NJTV describes and demonstrates safe sleep. To

 

access it, cut and past the following address into your

 

browser:

 

https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/doctor-emphasizes-safety-prevent-sudden-unexpected-infant-death/

 

A new SIDS Center of New Jersey educational video has been posted on-line at the Bergen Record. To access it, cut and past the following address into your browser:

 

http://www.northjersey.com/videos/news/2017/07/25/barbara-ostfeld-sids-expert/104001202/

 

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New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie proclaims October, 2017 as SIDS Awareness Month. For more information please click on to the news box at the left.

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Newly Released American Academy of Pediatrics

Policy Statement on Safe Infant Sleep (Oct. 2016)

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics released its newest safe infant sleep policy statement on reducing the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths in November, 2016:

 

SIDS and Other Sleep-related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.  (Pediatrics, 2016). To retrieve the article, please use the following link:  http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/10/20/peds.2016-2938

 

To retrieve the technical report that provides the evidence base for the policy statement, please use the following link:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/138/5/e20162940

 

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Newest (June 15, 2017) Safe Infant Sleep Webinar

Provided by Dr. Ostfeld for the

New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics:

http://njaap.org/programs/child-abuse-neglect/webinars/

 

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SCNJ EMS Training Article on Safe Infant Sleep

Available Under News Section

A link to an on-line EMS training also is in the

News Section

   

HOSPITAL TOOL KIT FOR SAFE INFANT SLEEP

Explosion 1: New Tool Kit to help hospitals provide

Safe Infant Sleep education to parents and caregivers!

Click here to access the Tool Kit.

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A new SCNJ Q and A Conversation by about Safe Infant Sleep

is located on the Education page!