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The objective of this study was to gain a better understanding of current safe sleep practices implemented by nurses, and demonstrated to families, in the infant-oriented units [e.g., the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), Mother-Baby Units, and Labor and Delivery] of Albuquerque hospitals. The University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center (UNM PRC) also used data from the survey to inform a training session for clinical staff. The training was based on the most recent guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on safe sleep, applied in a culturally appropriate context for staff and for staff to use with families. The training and surrounding supports, such as safe sleep audits on units, are intended to help ensure that families are learning best practices in the hospital to help reduce the risk of Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID)/ Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in New Mexico.

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