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Death scenes are commonly responded to by First Responders. Most of these scenes are considered unattended deaths, requiring special handling by the First Responder. Each of these scenes will require an investigation by a law enforcement agency to determine if jurisdiction is to be claimed by the medical examiner or coroner’s office. The integrity of the evidence on each scene must be maintained until such time as a law enforcement agency arrives and takes control of the scene.

In this program you will be introduced to the concept of Postmortem Interval and the signs of death. This will provide a foundation for the remaining modules that explore victim resuscitation, declaration of death, as well as other common concerns on a death scene.

Once completed, the learner will receive five (5) hours of continuing education credits that can be applied to national and state recertification requirements.