You are an RN working in the Community Outreach Department at Utopia Hospital. You have been asked to give a presentation at the local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition program for a group of 15 expectant mothers and interested partners/spouses/caregivers. The WIC Coordinator has asked you to provide a presentation that will cover relevant health and environmental safety topics the parents should know for the first year of life.

In this assignment you will create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint for your presentation, with speaker notes. In developing your PowerPoint, take into consideration the health literacy level of your target audience, as well as the demographics of the expectant mothers and interested partners/spouses/caregivers (socioeconomic level, language, culture, and any other relevant characteristic of the caregiver) for which the presentation is tailored. Your presentation should be geared towards the community where you currently live taking into account local concerns that may be relevant to your presentation. Include the following in your presentation:

1. Anticipated developmental milestones achieved in the first year of life.

2. Safety in the home for an infant.

3. Safety for the sleeping environment.

4. Food and nutrition safety.

5. When to call your pediatrician or doctor.

Interventions and guidance should be supported by evidence-based sources. You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the past 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice.

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.


Title: Health and Safety Tips for Your Baby’s First Year

Slide 1: Introduction

  • Welcome to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program presentation on health and safety tips for your baby’s first year.
  • Today, we will cover important topics to ensure the health and safety of your newborn.

Slide 2: Anticipated Developmental Milestones

  • Discuss the anticipated developmental milestones achieved in the first year of life, including motor skills, cognitive development, and social-emotional milestones.
  • Provide examples such as rolling over, sitting up, babbling, and forming attachments with caregivers.

Slide 3: Safety in the Home

  • Highlight safety measures to ensure a safe environment for your infant at home.
  • Discuss the importance of baby-proofing, securing hazardous items, and keeping small objects out of reach.
  • Provide tips on safe storage of cleaning products, medications, and household chemicals.

Slide 4: Safety for the Sleeping Environment

  • Discuss safe sleep practices to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Emphasize the importance of placing infants on their back to sleep, using a firm mattress, and avoiding soft bedding and stuffed animals in the crib.
  • Provide guidance on creating a comfortable sleep environment with appropriate room temperature and minimal noise.

Slide 5: Food and Nutrition Safety

  • Discuss the importance of breastfeeding and/or formula feeding for the baby’s nutrition.
  • Provide information on safe preparation and storage of breast milk and formula.
  • Highlight the introduction of solid foods around 6 months of age, emphasizing the importance of starting with single-ingredient foods and watching for signs of food allergies.

Slide 6: Introduction to Solid Foods

  • Discuss the gradual introduction of solid foods, starting with iron-rich foods such as iron-fortified cereals, pureed fruits, and vegetables.
  • Emphasize the importance of introducing new foods one at a time and watching for signs of food allergies, such as rash, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Slide 7: When to Call Your Pediatrician

  • Provide guidance on when to seek medical attention for your baby, including signs of illness or injury.
  • Discuss symptoms such as fever, difficulty breathing, persistent crying, refusal to eat, and changes in behavior.
  • Encourage parents to trust their instincts and seek medical advice if they have any concerns about their baby’s health.

Slide 8: Common Illnesses in Infants

  • Discuss common illnesses in infants, such as colds, ear infections, and diaper rash.
  • Provide guidance on home care measures for managing minor illnesses, including proper hydration, fever management, and skin care.

Slide 9: Immunizations

  • Discuss the importance of immunizations in protecting infants from serious diseases.
  • Provide information on the recommended immunization schedule for infants, including vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, and pertussis.
  • Address common concerns about vaccine safety and efficacy.

Slide 10: Conclusion

  • Summarize key points covered in the presentation, including developmental milestones, home safety, sleep safety, nutrition, and when to seek medical attention.
  • Encourage parents to stay informed, trust their instincts, and reach out to healthcare providers for support and guidance.

Slide 11: Questions and Answers

  • Invite participants to ask any questions they may have about the topics covered in the presentation.
  • Provide additional resources or referrals for further information or support.

Slide 12: Thank You

  • Thank the participants for attending the presentation and participating in the discussion.
  • Provide contact information for follow-up questions or additional support.

Speaker Notes:

  • Speaker notes for each slide should provide additional details, explanations, and examples to complement the information presented on the slides.
  • Use plain language and avoid medical jargon to ensure understanding by all participants.
  • Encourage interaction and questions from the audience to foster engagement and address individual concerns.


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