Wednesday, February 8, 2012

In Washington, Local health campaign to educate public about shaken baby syndrome | Shaken Baby Syndrome

In front of a group of fifth- through 12th-graders at Easton School Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Elise Herman and Public Health Nurse Linda Navarre explained that it's normal for babies to cry, some even for hours at a time. Endless crying can be frustrating, especially for parents who are already stressed, tired or have poor coping skills. That's why it's important to have a plan.
Herman and Navarre were at Easton School as part of a new public education campaign launched to remind and teach people about the dangers of abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome, or SBS. The pair plan to visit all the public school districts in Kittitas County to spread awareness.
Shaken baby syndrome is a serious head trauma inflicted when a frustrated or angry caregiver shakes a child, usually to stop them from crying. Shaking a baby can cause severe brain and spinal cord damage, blindness and death.
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