Preservation of Evidence for Medicolegal Death Investigation [20.21]
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center

   Amanda Alvarez, Director of Operations, Franklin County Coroner's Office

Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Secondary Track: Regulatory/Legal
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels

This session addresses the preservation and documentation of evidence at death scenes for medicolegal death investigations to be conducted by the coroner’s office/medical examiner’s office. It is important to be cautious at the scene once death has been pronounced or in situations where death may occur once the patient has been transported to a medical facility. Learn which items to keep in mind to relay to on-scene law enforcement or to document in your report.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the coroner's office/medical examiner's role in a death scene.
2. Describe how to assess a scene and report viable information to law enforcement and the coroner's office.
3. Discuss the notation of viable information within reports.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  RN: 1
  CLE: 1
  EMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
File 1

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