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Proceedings of "Workshop on Guidelines for Scene Investigation of Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths"--July 12-13, 1993.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8064274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The 1992 Senate Report #102-104 and House Report #102-121 recommended that the Interagency Panel on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) review and establish an updated standard death scene investigation protocol for scene investigation of unexplained infant deaths. As a result of the recommendation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) organized a workshop entitled "Workshop on Guidelines for Scene Investigation of Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths," which was held in Rockville, Maryland, on July 12-13, 1993. This article outlines the proceedings of the workshop. The goal of the workshop was to gather information and ideas that could be used to establish guidelines which could be useful in developing a model death scene investigation protocol. It was not a goal of this workshop to produce a specific protocol during the workshop. The workshop was successful in generating a variety of information and ideas concerning the desirable attributes of a protocol including essential items of data, identification of certain training needs, specification of procedures for data collection, reporting, and quality assurance, and proposed strategies for implementation. This information can now be considered by the HHS Interagency SIDS Panel to develop specific guidelines for developing a standard scene investigation protocol for sudden unexplained infant deaths.
Authors:
S Iyasu; R Hanzlick; D Rowley; M Willinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-22     Completed Date:  1994-09-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1126-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Autopsy / standards
Cause of Death
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Data Collection
Family
Forensic Medicine / legislation & jurisprudence,  standards*
Guidelines as Topic
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Quality Control
Sudden Infant Death / pathology*
United States

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