Choosing Wisely:

Infant home apnea monitors should not be routinely used to prevent sudden infant death syndrome.

Rationale and Comments: There is no evidence that the use of infant home apnea monitors decreases the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome; however, they might be of value for selected infants at risk for apnea or cardiovascular events after discharge but should not be used routinely.
Sponsoring Organizations:
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Sources:
  • Expert consensus
  • Disciplines:
  • Pediatric
  • References: • Moon RY; American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: expansion of recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment. Pediatrics. 2011 Nov;128(5):1030–9.

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