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June 02, 2021

Understand the importance of safe sleep

IU Health Arnett Hospital

Understand the importance of safe sleep

While the prevalence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the United States has decreased by 50%, it remains the leading cause of death for U.S. infants 1 month to 1 year of age. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development highlights resources and research to help parents, caregivers and medical professionals reduce the risk of SIDS. The exact cause of SIDS remains unknown-- in fact; researchers suspect multiple conditions may lead to SIDS.

Our Clinical Risk Management Nurse Jen Hittle Knows too well the devastation of losing a child to SIDS. She is sharing her story to help other parents avoid the nightmare.

Clinical Risk Management Nurse Jen Hittle shares her story