Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)/Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)

Providers must document that all caregivers, including themselves, their substitutes and/or helpers who assist in the care of infants (age 6 weeks to 12 months) have received training on reducing the risk of sudden unexpected infant death. In addition, providers must document that before assisting in the care of infants and children under school age, all caregivers must receive training on reducing the risk of abusive head trauma from shaking infants and young children. Approved training in these topics must be completed at least once every two years.

For current training opportunities for caregivers on these topics, go to the Develop Tool Minnesota website.

Required SUID/AHT videos:

On the years when a caregiver is not receiving face-to-face, classroom or online training, all caregivers must view the approved videos (PDF) for reducing the risks of both sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) and abusive head trauma (AHT). License holders must document when the videos were viewed for each caregiver.

Providers must also perform an annual Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website crib recall check. Go to the CPSC website and then document it on the Monthly Crib Safety Inspection form (PDF).