Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Introduction

Medicolegal Death Investigation: Locating and Notifying Next of Kin & Donation 101

Medicolegal Death Investigation: Locating and Notifying Next of Kin & Donation 101

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
Duration: 1.75 hour(s)

Locating and notifying the next of kin is an important part of medicolegal death investigation. This presentation provided examples of resources at the scene and online to assist medicolegal death investigators (MDIs) with identifying the decedent’s next of kin. Some of these resources include talking to witnesses, searching cell phone information, social media accounts, public records, and criminal databases. Additionally, Namus was discussed as a resource if a next of kin cannot be identified.

Subject matter experts presented steps and tips in making the notification to the next of kin, following by a discussion about post notification trauma. Afterwards, information about donation and tissue recovery was shared, followed by an explanation of the screening process and how information gatherers can assist the MDIs by sharing cross-collected information. Examples of cross-collected information include medical record review, testing and diagnostics, microbiology, and histology.

 
WARNING: THIS WEBINAR CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT
 

ABMDI Continuing Education Credits

We are thrilled to offer ABMDI Continuing Education Credits to those who attend the event virtually. ABMDI Credits will be calculated by total time spent watching. There will be a status icon below the video player. If you jump around in the video it will not mark complete, you must watch from beginning to end.

We are unable to administer CE credit to users watching in groups. In order to receive your CE credits, you must be logged in to our learning ecosystem under your own name. If you are not logged in under your own name, you will not receive CE credits.

 

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

 

Speakers:


Felicia Borla

Jon Boyd

 

 

 

 

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is proud to offer ABMDI Continuing Education Credits for this webinar.

ABMDI credits will be calculated by total time spent watching. For the best viewing experience, each individual session is designed to be watched in its entirety in one sitting.

Each session results in a certificate of completion and can only be completed one time for credit. After you have completed a session and acquired your certificate, please contact info@abmdi.us with your certificate to apply for the ABMDI credits. If you experience any difficult accessing your certificates, please contact forensicCOE@rti.org.

We are unable to administer CE credit to users watching in groups. In order to receive your CE credits, you must be logged in to our learning ecosystem under your own name. If you are not logged in under your own name, you will not receive CE credits.

Learn more about ABMDI credits here. To check out what other Continuing Education opportunities are available with the FTCoE, click HERE!

The views and opinions of the presenters are not those of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.

Please contact us at ForensicCOE@rti.org for any questions.

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