A Virtual Boot Camp - Principles & Practice for the Medicolegal Death Investigator
Time & Location
About The Event
Informing Multidisciplinary Practice 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, 2020.
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CONFERENCE SESSION OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this program the learner will be able 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.
BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTORS
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.
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.
PhD, MPH, RN