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Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program. n.d.. Help for families when an infant or young child dies. Hackensack, NJ: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure is designed for coroners or medical examiners to give to families of an infant or a young child who has died suddenly. It outlines the roles of the professionals that may be involved in investigating the death, gives time estimates for the investigation process, and lists national resources. It can be used for all manners of sudden pediatric deaths. A sample of this brochure is available online; agencies can order a customized version that includes their local information. It is available in three versions: coroner only, medical examiner only, and coroner/medical examiner combined.

Contact: Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Foundation, 549 Pompton Avenue, Suite 197, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009, Telephone: (800) 620-SUDC Secondary Telephone: (973) 239-4849 Fax: (973) 559-6191 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Coroners, Death scene investigation, Infants, Medical examiners, Role, Sudden death, Young children

Corey T, Hanzlick R, Howard J, Nelson C, Krous H. 2005. A functional approach to sudden unexplained infant deaths. [Atlanta, GA:] National Association of Medical Examiners, Ad Hoc Committee on Sudden Unexplained Infant Death, 17 pp.

Annotation: This document discusses standards for the investigation of sudden, unexplained infant deaths, outlines a set of recommendations to define the scope of the investigation required, recommends methods and wording to certify infant deaths, and provides a list of potential stressors or external causes of death that should be identified and reported on the death certificate.

Contact: National Association of Medical Examiners, 31479 Arrow Lane, Marceline, MO 64658, Telephone: (660) 734-1891 Fax: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Coroners, Death certificates, Infants, Protocols, SIDS, Standards

Missouri Department of Social Services, State Technical Assistance Team. [2002]. Sudden unexpected infant death: A guide for Missouri coroners and medical examiners. [Jefferson City, MO]: Missouri Department of Social Services, State Technical Assistance Team, 17 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines provide coroners and medical examiners with the information they need to investigate a sudden unexpected death of an infant. The document describes the elements of information needed to accurately diagnose sudden, unexpected infant death and defines sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It lists the typical findings for sudden unexpected infant death. It describes the Missouri Child Fatality Review Program, defines the mandated role of the coroner or medical examiner in Child Fatality Review and lists the relevant Missouri state statutes. Guidelines for helping the parents and caregivers are also listed and the form "Death Scene Investigative Checklist for Child Fatalities" is included.

Contact: Missouri Child Fatality Review Program, Missouri Department of Social Services, 221 West High Street, P.O. Box 1527, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1527, Telephone: (800) 487-1626 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child death, Child death review, Coroners, Forms, Guidelines, Infant death, Medical examiners, Missouri, Neonatal death, SIDS

Weiss H. 1989 (ca.). Wisconsin Comprehensive Childhood Injury Prevention Project [Final report]. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Division of Health,

Annotation: The goal of the project was to institutionalize child injury control as an ongoing function of State and local public health services in Wisconsin. The project sought to establish a State and local health agency commitment to injury prevention by creating an injury control focus within the traditional public health delivery services through training, consultation, education, surveillance, and investigation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Amputation, Child, Coroners, Education of Health Professionals, Health Professionals, Injuries, Injury Prevention, Injury prevention Adolescents, Mortality


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.