Students learn about infant sleep safety
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Caption: Heather Allen, Chambersburg Hospital Clinical Educator, makes a presentation to students at the Corpus Christi Service Fair on March 15. Allen and obstetrics nurse Monica Diehl spoke to the students about infant sleep safety and the use of Halo® SleepSacks.
The Halo SleepSack is a wearable blanket designed to keep infants safe and warm. It also has reminders for parents sewn directly into the garment. "Back is Best" can be read on the front of the SleepSack to remind parents that back sleeping can reduce the risk of sudden infant death (SID).
Chambersburg Hospital received a gift from the Pennsylvania State Police to purchase the swaddling sacks for babies born on the hospital's maternity floor. Corpus Christi school children plan to hold a fundraiser to add to that fund. The donations will provide new parents with a Halo SleepSack to take home and life-saving "safe sleep" education to help them keep their newborns safe.
If you are interested in making a donation to the Chambersburg Hospital Halo SleepSack project, please call (717) 267-7703 for more information.
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