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Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Guidelines for Child and Youth Health Services

JGZ-richtlijn Preventie Wiegendood. Gebaseerd op de gelijknamige richtlijn, opgesteld door de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kindergeneeskunde en Artsen Jeugdgezondheidszorg Nederland in 2007

Synopsis

The formal guideline on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), as developed for pediatricians in 2007, has been adapted to facilitate its implementation in the child and youth health service sector. This adaptation -or 'translation'- implies the existing guideline has been supplemented with practice-focused recommendations aimed at preventing SIDS. A checklist with an overview of key points has also been added. The extra documents are aimed at supporting professionals in the child and youth health sector -including medical doctors and nurses- in their efforts to educate parents about this issue. The Netherlands Centre for Child and Youth Health has supervised the adaptation process. In 2007, the guideline was developed by the Dutch Society for Pediatricians (NVK) and the Youth Health Care Physicians Association (AJN). Based on a literature review, the document provides the state of the art regarding prevention, risk factors, recommendations and other topics related to SIDS. The guideline was approved by the RIVM Committee for Guidelines in Child and Youth Health Services (RAC). Professional organisations, service providers and key partners in the field of child and youth health service sector are represented in this committee.
 

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