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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

Arizona Department of Health Services. 2010. Infant death investigation checklist: Arizona report form (rev. ed.). [Phoenix, AZ]: Arizona Department of Health Services, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report form serves as a master checklist for those performing an infant death investigation in the state of Arizona. Included are detailed questions and check box responses related to the infant, parents or other primary caregiver(s), and the caregiver at the time of death (including their relationship to the infant, history of substance use, and childcare background). The form includes questions about the caregiver's first response to the death; the appearance of the infant when found; the physical surroundings at the time of death; and other circumstances surrounding the incident. Included are numerous check boxes related to the infant's sleep environment. The form also includes questions and checklists related to the child's birth and recent medical history. The additional document is an introduction to the checklist and a set of recommendations regarding death scene investigations and officer demeanor.

Contact: Arizona Department of Health Services, 150 North 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2670, Telephone: (602) 542-1025 Fax: (602) 542-0883 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Cause of death, Death, Death scene investigation, Forms, Infant death, Protocols, State initiatives


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.