Journal of Professional Nursing

Turn Up the Heaters and Bash Those Cymbals 

Judy O’Connell, RGN, RM, Paediatric District Nurse, Palmerston North Hospital 

Reference:  O’Connell, J. (1989). Turn Up the Heaters and Bash Those Cymbals. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 5(2), 11-14.


Cot death (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) – the term strikes fear in the hearts of many N.Z. parents.  In this article a paediatric nurse reports on the recent SIDS conference in London, discussing factors thought to contribute to the incidence of SIDS and describing strategies for reducing this tragic event.

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