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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, December 18, 1982, Page 16, Image 16

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11-TKE UKUNA TIWH-SUU83M, CCCEH8ER It, 1SS2 Home Monitoring Program Helps , . Prevent Infant Deaths 'R M .Recogiriized By iDDacEc Legislators CHAPEL HILL ' People helping people is a good way to describe a new Infant Monitoring Program at North Carolina Memorial Hospital which already is helping to save the lives of children around the Tar Hed state. N.C. Memorial doc tors, nurses, social workers, volunteers, and other community groups all have been working together to help ensure the program's success over the past year. "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or crib death occurs when an ap parently normal infant dies suddenly and unex pectedly usually during sleep," said Dr. Marian na Henry, pediatric pulmonary fellow at N.C. Memorial. "There is no known cause for the disorder which is responsible for one-third of the deaths of children between the age of one week and one year." The peak age tor the syndrome is between two and four months. By the age of six months, the in cidence of death is con siderably reduced. Around 2,000 children in the United States die from the disorder each year. "Some infants are felt to be a greater risk for crib death than others," Henry said. "Infants which quit breathing often become limp and blue and require vigorous stimulation by i heir parents." Following a period of evaluation in the hospital, most of these infants are considered candidates for a home monitoring program. In fants who are brothers or sisters of a SIDS victim also may be at a slightly increased risk and may be candidates for a home monitoring program. Since the families who use the monitors needed to know how to operate the device, there was a feeling ; among hospital staff that some type of education program was needed, said Polly Johnson, pediatric nurse clinician. "What the home monitoring ; program does is to teach the parents how to operate the equipment! Since the monitors ' J; tnggef ; an alarm when the infant's heart or respiratory rate falls below a normal level, we teach, them what to do if the alarm should go off,". Johnson said.; " . Each health care pro- iessionai nas a , ruic w play in the home; monitoring program. For example, nurses teach the parents how to work the equipment and how to resuscitate the in fant. Social workers help families iearn to cope with the stress of having a baby on a monitor. Approximately 12 to ( 15 babies currently are ' participating in the ' monitoring program which is headed by Dr. Gerald Strope, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of North " Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. : N.C. Memorial has seven monitors which ' were donated by various individuals, groups, and organizations. Each monitor costs approx imately $1,600. Monitors can be rented from com- " mercial monitoring pro grams for $25O-$3O0 per month., . . 'Monitor rental 'often 'is not covered by in surance companies or Medicaid," Henry said. "Access to a monitor is, then, particularly dif- ( ficult for the family , without comprehensive medical insurance.".., This further com : plicates the situation, but often groups such as the N.C. ,r rr Memorial , Volunteers Association have come through with the money when a chilt? desperately needed, i monitor. . ; . "The first time t . really needed a monitf ' the hospital t voluntei contributed the ad -tional $800 we needed . buy a monitor. Th ; they h " fully " funded another one for $1,600! Johnson said. "It has been very gratifying to work with the volunteers and other groups who have been willing to raise money for this important program." blacks, NBCSL has among its members 350 state legislators from 44 states. In - presenting the R.J.' Reynolds Tobacco award to k.j. Keynoias Co, with an award "for at its annual conierence, helping the organization Maryland siaie ienaior HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) has recognized realize a significant in crease in corporate sup port in 1982." : A national organiza tion that . promotes Clarence Mitchell, who , is president of NBCSL, ; praised the, company for "its efforts in helpings form NBCSL's Cor- nolitical eauality for' porate Roundtable in 1982. w , "R.J. . Reynolds . leadership has been ; a most valuable source of support," Mitchell said. "We've realized a; significant increase in , corporate support for our organization and its goals in 1982 as a result -of R.J. Reynolds' ef forts." ' " . Earlier in the day, Marshall B. Bass, vice ' president of R.J. Reynolds Industries; i Inc., the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobac co Co., spoke at the s NBCSL 5 annual . con ference about the need, for r major U.S. : businesses to play a larger role in bringing minorities v and women further. ,. into the mainstream of American business. i Bass said the results of a "New company pro gram designed to open doors to business rela tionships '..?' between minority, suppliers and R.J. Reynolds Industries have been- most' favorable. . w.f,:.-, "On Nov. 16, in Winston-Salem, we held the first of a series of one-day seminars , to familiari minority and women suppliers ; win our company, the typa .' of, goods and services w need to reassure them of our commitment. More than 130 vendors from, the Southeast and places ; as far away as Chicago and New York attended our first seminar,' Bass said; "I am pleased to tell you that the over whelming response has .. been etremely positive." ADVERTISEO ITEM POLICY 1 i I 1 ItcK at itxM advartnto iiamt.it 'quad to. 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