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A VIRTUAL BOOTCAMP 
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE FOR THE MEDICOLEGAL DEATH INVESTIGATOR

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Informing Multidisciplinary Practices Through Virtual Learning

Join your AFN Colleagues at Virtual Boot Camp this January!

 

Have you considered working as a medicolegal death investigator?  If so - think back to the first time you had to call the medical examiner, coroner, or Justice of the Peace regarding a reportable death.  Was the death traumatic, an overdose, or a child?  Did you find the experience of reporting the death overwhelming or irritating?  Intriguing?  Or simply a check box that you could mark as completed?  It is imperative to recognize that the recruitment and retainment of various professionals, as well as the distribution of national, state, and local funding, are dependent on mortality information and statistics.  Thus, your role in medicolegal death investigation is vital.
 
You will be exposed to death from various pathological and sudden unexpected causes in your career as a nurse.  Typically, when a death is reported to the medicolegal death investigation agency it is the investigator who determines if the death requires further medicolegal death investigation.  This responsibility assumes that the investigator is knowledgeable in distinguishing natural death causes from sudden unexpected death causes.  This workshop will introduce you to the foundational principles and practice for the medicolegal death investigator and potential issues surrounding medicolegal death investigation. 
 
This four-hour workshop will provide participants with an overview of the various systems involved in medicolegal death investigations, the differences between medicolegal death investigation and law enforcement roles and causes and manners of death.

Principles & Practice for the Medicolegal Death Investigator will be held "live" on January 14, 2021.  Unable to attend the live session?  Registrants will be able to access recorded sessions at their convenience through March 31, 2021.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

This four-hour workshop will introduce you to the foundational principles and practice for the medicolegal death investigator and provide participants with an overview of the systems involved in medicolegal death investigations, the different causes and manners of death and the various nursing roles within death investigation.

 

CONFERENCE SESSION OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this program, learner's will possess basic knowledge and skills to:

  • Differentiate between the roles of medical examiners, coroners and justices of the peace.

  • Compare and contrast the various death investigation systems.

  • Differentiate between the five manners of death.

  • Discuss various causes of death.

  • Discuss the role of the nurse as death investigator.

  • Discuss three opportunities for the nurse within the death investigation setting.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

WEB SERIES DATE & TIME

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

REGISTRATION FEES

  • AFN Members Discounted Price: $75

  • Non-AFN Members: $110

REFUND POLICY

No refunds on Web Series registration.  Registrants who are unable to attend may gift his/her purchase to an individual qualifying for the same registration rate. For example, an AFN Member may not gift his/her ticket to a non-member. To make arrangements to gift your purchase to another individual, please contact AFN as soon as possible at: afn@afnmail.org

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Total contact hours if ENTIRE session is completed: 4 contact hours.


Disclosures:

  1. The planners and faculty have declared no conflict of interest.

  2. Criteria for successful completion: contact ours commensurate with participation AND completion of an evaluation form.

  3. "AFN Boot Camp: Medical Legal Death Investigation" is approved as a one-day course (no partial CEUs), and CEUs can only be awarded to participants that attend and complete the ENTIRE session.

  4. There will be a link at the end of the webinar.  Click the link to complete your evaluation.

  5. Your certificate will be emailed to you.  Please allow 1 to 2 weeks to receive your certificate.

  6. Expiration date for completion: March 31, 2021.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the  American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.    

The educational activity number assigned is  #2020-0000000269.  This program has been approved for 4 contact hours and is valid November 16, 2020 through November 16, 2022.  4-hours of CE provided through Montana Nurses Association as one course.

 

BOOT CAMP OUTLINE

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PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE FOR THE MEDICOLEGAL DEATH INVESTIGATOR
WORKSHOP OUTLINE

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021
270 Minutes

2:00 PM EST (4:00 PM CST, 3:00 PM MST, 2:00 PM PST)


Module 1: Medicolegal Death Investigations Systems

  • Medical Examiner

  • Coroner

  • Mixed Systems


Module II: Role of the Medicolegal Death Investigation

  • Comparison and contrast among variations in educational preparation.

  • Education for nurses seeking a role in medicolegal death investigations.


Module III: Causes of Death & Manners of Death

  • Pathology

  • Traumatology

  • Five Manners of Death

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BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTORS

GINESSE BARRETT

BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Ginesse has been a RN for 16 years, 13 of which she has been a Forensic Nurse.  She runs the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office Forensic Nursing Program, which performs sexual assault exams at 11 hospitals in 5 parishes, as well as post-mortem SANE exams.  Additionally, she assists with death investigation, mental health emergencies, and morgue technician services when needed.

ANNETTE CANNON

PhD, MA, RN, MSN

Dr. Cannon is an RN with over 35 years of experience and currently serves as the Jefferson County Colorado Coroner.  Her education includes an MSN in Nursing, MA in Management, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration.  She has experience in psychiatric, forensic, and medical nursing, along with an EMT background and many years as a nurse educator and leader.  She is certified as a Medico-Legal Death Investigator and serves as a board member on the Governor appointed Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board.

STACY DRAKE

PhD, MPH, RN

Stacy A. Drake, PhD, MPH, RN is an associate faculty member at Texas A&M University College of Nursing.  Her program of research focuses on impacting populations through the reduction of preventable causes of death. Her past work as an emergency medical service provider, firefighter, trauma nurse and death investigator has challenged her in focusing on ways to reduce such deaths.  As an active forensic nurse researcher, she serves as a member of the elder fatality review team and as the expert forensic nurse consultant for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

PAMELA TABOR

DNP, RN

Dr. Tabor holds a DNP in forensic practice, is a Board-Certified Advance Forensic Nurse and holds an RN license.  She served two terms on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Forensic Nurses and earned the Distinguished Fellow recognition.  Dr Tabor lectures at the state, national and international level; and serves the Department of Defense in military trials.  She served as the inaugural director for two programs: Arkansas Infant & Child Death Review Program and the first hospital-based sexual assault unit in Arkansas.  She has testified before the legislature on numerous occasions and has consulted at the Pentagon.

 
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