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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

1. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. SIDS is defined as the sudden unexplained death of an infant younger than 6 months of age that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation. B. SIDS is defined as the sudden unexplained death of an infant younger than 8 months of age that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation. C. SIDS is defined as the sudden unexplained death of an infant younger than 1 year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation. D. SIDS is defined as the sudden unexplained death of an infant younger than 2 years of age that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation.

2. Home heart or breathing monitors should be used to reduce the risk of SIDS.

A. True B. False

3. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. Healthy babies who are born at term should be placed wholly on their stomachs to sleep in hospital nurseries. B. Healthy babies who are born at term should be placed wholly on their backs to sleep in hospital nurseries. C. Healthy babies who are born at term should be placed on their left side to sleep in hospital nurseries. D. Healthy babies who are born at term should be placed on their right side to sleep in hospital nurseries.

4. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. Sleeping on a firm sleep surface is associated with the highest risk of SIDS. B. Sleeping on a firm sleep surface is associated with the lowest risk of SIDS. C. Sleeping on a soft sleep surface is associated with the lowest risk of SIDS. D. Sleeping on a soft sleep surface is not associated with SIDS at all.

5. Wedges, positioners, and other devices that claim to be able to prevent SIDS or correctly position infants for sleep are not recommended.

A. True B. False


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