Orlando Health South Lake Hospital is recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Hospital” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a national infant safe sleep organization. Cribs for Kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to SUID and accidental suffocation. Visit cribsforkids.org for more information.
As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Orlando Health South Lake is recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and for providing training programs for healthcare team members and family caregivers.
Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), also known as sudden unexpected death in infancy, or SUDI, is a term used to describe any sudden and unexpected death, whether explained or unexplained (including sudden infant death syndrome [SIDS] and ill-defined deaths), occurring during infancy. SIDS is a subcategory of SUID and is a cause assigned to infant deaths that cannot be explained after a thorough case investigation. (Source: American Academy of Pediatrics).
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), is the leading cause of injury death in infancy. By following safe sleep recommendations, many SUID fatalities may be avoided. Orlando Health South Lake Hospital is certified to provide community education regarding safe sleep practices.
* A crib, bassinet, portable crib or play yard that follows the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recommended. For information on crib safety, contact the CPSC at 1(800) 638-2772 or CPSC.gov.