About 3,700 infants in the U.S. die suddenly and unexpectedly each year. These deaths are referred to as sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID), and is one of the leading causes of death among infants one month through one year of age (CJ Foundation for SIDS). Learn about the death investigation process when there is a SUID death or other child death. Discuss differences between SIDS and SUIDs, scene investigation, infant growth and development, reporting guidelines, and the critical questions that death investigators and medical examiners should ask before beginning the autopsy.
Registered Nurse license required. Completion of BMSC X465.9 - Introduction to Forensic Pathology for Health Care Specialists recommended.