The first step toward certification requires the review of the Cribs for Kids’ Infant Safe Sleep Certification Manual. The Certification Manual illustrates comprehensive criteria and requirements for implementation & reporting. This guides efforts to achieve and maintain each level of the Infant Safe Sleep Certification. Criteria have been established according to 2022 AAP evidence-based policies, policy statements, reports, and consultation with medical experts from the AAP Safe Sleep Task Force.
The Certification Manual Contains the ‘Safe sleep Policy Evaluation Guide’ and ‘Training & Education Guide’. These outline minimum requirements to be included in the policy, staff training, and patient education. Quick Access to these documents is provided below.
Some new practices are not required to be demonstrated until 1/2024. These items will be indicated by the icon to the left.
The 5-year designation is maintained according to the current requirements outlined in the Certification Manual at the time certification is awarded. Meaning if requirements have been updated during your designation period, your hospital is encouraged but not required to update policies and practices until certification renewal is due.”