Investigation Protocols

It is critically important for Child Death Review that the investigation of the death be thorough.  The following protocols are guides for scene investigators.

Infant Death Scene Investigation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has developed the Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) Investigation Reporting Form. The Reporting Form, a guide for its use and a training curriculum for infant death scene investigation are available online. The form will guide and standardize the work and practices of EMS professionals, law enforcement, death scene investigators, medical examiners and coroners, death certifiers and child death review (CDR) team members.  Information obtained by using the form in infant death investigations can also be used to guide the development of strategies for the prevention of infant deaths.

Other Death Scene Investigations

Michigan Investigation Protocols

Washoe County (NV) Guidelines for Investigating Suspicious Deaths