Sudden, unexplained infant death investigation : guidelines for the scene investigator
Published Date:January 2007
Corporate Authors:National Steering Committee and Development Core Team for Sudden, Unexplained Infant Death Investigation. ; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division of Reproductive Health. ; American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. ; ... More ▼
Series:Sudden, unexplained infant death investigation
Description:The Guidelines for the Scene Investigator is a 39-page, 5x7 informational handbook that guides investigators in conducting an infant death investigation using recommended practices. The handbook also demonstrates how to comprehensively report scene investigation data to the pathologist conducting the autopsy and determining the cause and manner of death. It is not intended to take the place of existing laws or regulations.
The Guidelines for the Scene Investigator have been endorsed by the National Sheriff’s Association, the National Association of Medical Examiners, the International Coroners and Medical Examiners Association, and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.
The handbook consists of the following six sections:
Section A: Investigative Tools and Equipment.
Section B: Arriving at the Scene.
Section C: Documenting and Evaluating the Scene.
Section D: Documenting and Evaluating the Body.
Section E: Establishing Infant Profile Information.
Section F: Completing the Scene Investigation.
The handbook also includes the “Top 25" items forensic pathologist consider critical to determining the cause and manner of death, before the forensic autopsy is performed.
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