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Barton to host Safe Sleep presentation
Kelci Burkey
Kelci Burkey

Barton Community College will host a safe sleep presentation by Physician Assistant Kelci Burkey of Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics from 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Fine Arts Building, Room F-30. 

She will discuss safe sleep and how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Topics will include: 

• Diagnosis of SIDS

• Other Infant Related Deaths 

• Statistics on Infant Mortality

• Triple Risk Model Thought to “cause” SIDS

• SIDS Prevention Techniques 

Burkey graduated from Wichita State University with her Master of Physician Assistant degree in 2014. She is married to Kevin Burkey and they have had four children and are happily expecting their fifth. Their first son, Maxton Foster, died of SIDS at eight weeks of age. Since then, Burkey has become a safe sleep instructor to help reduce the incidence of SIDS in Barton County and the surrounding areas. 

For more information, contact Teri Smith at 620-792-9255 or