Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Infant Sleep Safety
Adriane Burgess, WellSpan Health, United States ; Theodore Bell, WellSpan Health - Emig Research Center, United States ; Jane Cirelli, Beverly J. Clymer, York Hospital, Office of Newborn Medicine, United States ; Michael H. Goodstein, WellSpan York Hospital, Office of Newborn Medicine, United States
Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 12, Number 4, ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This study evaluated nursing students' knowledge and beliefs of current American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations on Infant Safe Sleep (ISS). A questionnaire was distributed to accredited nursing programs. Responses were compared to evaluate student knowledge of safe sleep recommendations prior to and after pediatric/maternal child education. We reported that nursing students in associate's degree programs have significant gaps in their knowledge regarding ISS even after receiving training. In addition, associate's degree nursing students were less likely to agree with ISS guidelines and felt that their personal experiences as a parent or a caregiver were most helpful in learning about ISS. Curricula need to reflect the most recent evidence-based information on ISS so that students are adequately prepared to enter the workforce.
Burgess, A., Bell, T., Cirelli, J., Clymer, B.J. & Goodstein, M.H. (2017). Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Infant Sleep Safety. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 12(4), 289-294. Elsevier Ltd.