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Brodstone Awarded Two New Designations

Brodstone Awarded Two New Designations

Staff Receiving AwardBrodstone Memorial Hospital was recently awarded the designation of a “Safe Sleep Hospital Champion” and an “Abusive Head Trauma Hospital Champion”.  Pictured from the left are Treg Vyzourek, CEO, Kori Field, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer, Molly Rempe, RN, OB Coordinator, and Jackie Moline, Maternal/Infant Health Program Coordinator, Division of Public Health.   To be awarded these designations, hospital staff signs a pledge, provides annual education to hospital personnel, creates a policy and commits to educate parents with evidence-based materials in accordance with Nebraska Revised Statute 71-2103 and integrates The Crying Plan into post-discharge patient communication.

Kori Field says the nurses at Brodstone were very anxious to obtain these designations. “We are proud of the nursing staff at Brodstone for working together to achieve these designations.  We have a great team of caring nurses ready to provide the necessary education to new parents.”

There were 45 sudden unexpected infant deaths in Nebraska during 2012 and 2013. The deaths occurred in 16 different counties, covering both urban and rural areas. At least 35 occurred in an unsafe sleep environment.

The ABCs of Safe Sleep:

A – Your baby should always sleep alone.

B – Your baby should always sleep on his or her back.

C – Your baby should always sleep in a safe crib.

Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is 100% preventable and is a form of physical child abuse to a baby or young child. Abusive Head Trauma / Shaken Baby Syndrome (AHT/SBS) can be caused by shaking alone or from an injury that results in a whiplash motion that may cause bleeding inside the brain or eyes. Even a few seconds of violent shaking can cause serious injuries.

 Learn more about safe sleep and how to create a safe sleep environment - dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/MCAH/Documents/SafeSleepofBaby.pdf.