If your hospital is interested in participating in this statewide campaign, here are the steps to get started. To learn more, visit the Questions & Answers page.
Model Safe Sleep
Already enrolled? Visit the Safe Sleep Champions Section!
Complete These Documents to Participate in the Statewide Campaign
Upon submission of this survey, OHA will provide Safe Sleep Champions with a web button for use on your website, and the hospital/health system will be listed among the participating hospitals. Safe Sleep Champions will also receive alerts for upcoming education events and access safe sleep kits.
Model Safe Sleep:
Adopt, implement & audit internal safe sleep policies
Adopt and implement an internal safe sleep policy. (sample policies)
Train staff and physicians on the recommended guidelines, internal safe sleep policy and the importance of modeling safe sleep in the hospital. (sample training materials)
Audit the hospital’s implementation of the policy. (sample 1 ¦ sample 2 ¦ sample 3)
Reinforce hospital policy with visual aides such as floor decals and posters. (sample poster – can also be used in patient rooms)
Consider participating in the HALO In-Hospital SleepSack Program to replace receiving blankets with wearable blankets.
Provide counseling and education to new parents and their families and friends
Educate all new parents about the importance of providing a safe sleep environment. (sample educational materials)
Ask all new parents to acknowledge they have received information about safe sleep. (sample acknowledgement form)
Provide take-home kit for new parents to reinforce the education provided (a generous supply will be provided FREE OF CHARGE upon request). (more information and order form)
Reinforce patient education with in-room posters. (sample poster)
Aid in identifying patients that don’t have access to a crib and assist them in identifying resources. (Cribs for Kids)
Provide community and media education and outreach about the importance of safe sleep.
Safe Sleep Champions - More Resources:
General Campaign Information for Safe Sleep Champions