Experts at the Ohio AAP designed the Education and Safe Sleep Environment (EASE) Project in response to Ohio’s dismal infant mortality rate, with a specific emphasis on increasing safe sleep behavior modeling in hospitals. After two successful waves operated as Learning Collaboratives and an online project, we are now offering rolling registration in a CME based learning opportunity for the concepts of this project. Click here to learn more!
The Education and Sleep Environment Project has demonstrated results that include:
- 45% increase in patients less than 1 year of age in safe sleep environments (alone, on their back, in a bare crib) during random audits
- Nearly 30% increase in caregiver reports of receiving safe sleep education during hospital stays
- 27% decrease in the presence of loose blankets in patient cribs during observations
- Approval or beginning process of updates to hospital safe sleep policy to meet AAP recommendations by all participating hospitals
Opportunities for Involvement:
- The EASE MOC Part II Self Assessment
- Injury Prevention – Children Birth to Age 4 – Self Assessment
- Injury Prevention – Adolescents – Self Assessment
- Safe Sleep Resources
- Parent Resource Page
Questions? Contact Hayley Southworth via email or at (614) 846-6258.
The EASE program is supported by the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund.