Safe sleep for pediatric inpatients

Janet E. Geyer, Penny K. Smith, Laura Kair

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Purpose: To improve sleep environment safety for inpatient infants. Design and Methods: This quality improvement project involved assessment of sleep environment safety for inpatient infants before and after a bundled intervention of staff education and introduction of swaddle sacks and bedside storage bins. Results: The proportion of infant cribs without loose objects in them increased (32–72%, p =.025), and safe sleep positioning remained stable (82% vs. 95%, p =.183). Practice Implications: Staff education, swaddle sleep sacks, and bedside storage containers were associated with improved sleep safety among pediatric inpatients at our institution and may help at other institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-130
Number of pages12
JournalJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Hospital
  • pediatric units
  • quality improvement
  • safe sleep
  • SIDS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics


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