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Unformatted text preview: • Less than 24 hours after entry in hospital requires a report to ME • Private DI o Usually occurs when case is declined by ME o At family’s request and expense • DI: history, circumstances, witness accounts, medical records scene investigation, autopsy, lab work • Report “critical data” – document every death reported; thorough and scientific information o Demographics (informant, decedent, ID, NOK…) o Death event info o Medical info • Jurisdictional determination • ID: visual, dental, fingerprint, DNA (try not to use visual when the death is traumatic… also not very accurate) • Always try to do notification in person • Make sure to ask decedent’s employment information • Death event information: location/time pronounced dead, found dead, last seen alive, any injury, 911 called, EMR arrived… • Note any resuscitation attempted...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course SPEA V366 taught by Professor Aleksey during the Fall '11 term at UCSB.
- Fall '11