From 1983 to 2009, 258 infants were abducted. Forty-nine percent of the abductions happened at healthcare facilities. Infants were taken from the mother's room, the hospital nursery, pediatric units, and other on premise places of healthcare facilities.
Most abductions, in the healthcare setting, involve newborns. Therefore, this course focuses on infants in the postpartum area of the hospital. However, pediatric patients may be kidnapped, as well. Recommendations for keeping infants safe are applicable to pediatric units. This course will help you prevent the kidnapping of infants and pediatric patients* from your facility.