Sudden infant death syndrome: the role of multidisciplinary teams. Experience of the SIDS-ALTE Center of Liguria Region

Antonella Palmieri, Ezio Fulcheri, Paolo Nozza, Paola Ceriolo, Chiara Aiello, Alberto Ferrando, Simona Costabel, Stefania Morasso, Sergio Caglieris, Francesco Ventura

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The aim of this paper was to highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional management of SIDS for a complete approach to this tragic event. Both biomedical and psychosocial aspects are evaluated, focusing on the impact of SIDS diagnosis on the family. The paper describes the organization of our team, composed of a network of specialists involved in both prevention and management of SIDS. A protocol is proposed to improve SIDS diagnosis and management. In our team, the clinical pediatrician is the coordinator of specialists and the mediator between the family and the other specialists, thanks to his direct relationship with parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019



  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Parents/psychology
  • Patient Care Team/organization & administration
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Specialization
  • Sudden Infant Death/diagnosis

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