Dandle•LION Medical is Proud to Present

The Transition to Sleeping Safely in the NICU: What NICU Staff and Families Need to Know

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During this Free Webinar You Will Learn:

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first published recommendations regarding sleep position for infants with the intention of preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Since then, recommendations have been expanded to include strategies for creating a safe sleep environment at home and in the hospital, including guidelines published by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) in 2019. 


Despite published recommendations, NICU staff continue to face challenges when deciding how and when to transition hospitalized infants to safe sleep. During this webinar, we’ll review published recommendations and guidelines, discuss barriers faced by NICUs, and explore strategies to transition infants to safe sleep in the hospital environment, as well as to role model safe sleep practices for caregivers so they are well-equipped to create safe sleep environments at home.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the AAP and NANN guidelines for newborn safe sleep.
  2. Discuss 2 barriers to implementing safe sleep guidelines in the hospital environment.
  3. List 3 strategies to achieve safe sleep in the NICU.

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Our Speaker:

Lori Brittingham, MSN, RN, APRN, ACCNS-N

Lori Brittingham, a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and Dandle•LION Clinical Consultant, brings over 30 years of NICU experience. With 25+ years at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she played a key role in developing neurodevelopmental care and small baby teams in the Level 4 NICU. Lori, with recent roles at Reading Hospital and Nemours Children’s Health, focused on aligning clinical practice with evidence, enhancing quality and safety outcomes, and advancing the clinical nurse specialist role. An adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Science (2014-2019), she holds a BSN from Temple University and an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. Lori served on the National Association of Neonatal Nurses board for 8 years, including a term as President (2016-2018). Recognitions include CHOP’s Nursing Leadership Award (2014), the Pennsylvania Nightingale Advanced Practice RN Award (2018), and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists’ Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year Award (2019). A recipient of NANN’s Developmental Specialist designation, Lori played a pivotal role in its inception and execution.

This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 16677 for 1 contact hours.