This is a quality assurance project that is designed to describe the effects of an evidence-based, safe infant sleep educational intervention targeting bedside nursing staff and use of sleep sack for hospitalized infants in process readying for discharge.
Prior to the baseline survey and educational intervention, a study investigator was performed random baby checks on each pediatric nursing unit to document the percentage of infants who are resting in a crib in different sleep positions and to identify the percentage of infants with objects in the crib. Following the educational programming a sleep sack program intervention was implemented. An observation of infant sleep positioning and sleep environment was repeated to determine if there was a measureable nursing practice change with regard to positioning of infants and establishing safe sleep environments.
The questionnaire and demographic information was administered using Survey Monkey. The pre/post questions were developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Each participant wasasked to include the last 4 digits of their phone number to pair the data with later responses and yet allow for total anonymity of responses. Participants may choose to not answer one or more questions on the survey, as participation is voluntary and anonymous.