Introduction to Drug Caused and Related Death Investigation: 2022


Module I:

When: This event originally occurred on March 16th – 17th, 2022: 12:00pm – 4:00pm (EST)

Level: Introductory concepts for support team members and death scene responders

Target audience: Medicolegal death investigators, coroners, medical examiners, law enforcement, toxicologists, introduction for persons interested in careers in medicolegal death investigation.

Content: This is an introductory module concerning the investigation of death scenes with a focus on drug overdose and drug related deaths. Its primary purpose is to introduce new death investigators, coroners, and law enforcement personnel to best practices of drug death scene investigation and documentation. It will introduce major drug categories encountered in drug deaths, and their effects, personal protection from potential drug exposure at scenes, medication/prescription records review, an overview of laboratory practices that assists in evaluation of drug involvement causing death and working with toxicologists to order appropriate testing and result interpretation. An extensive glossary of toxicology related terms including common and illicit drugs will be provided.


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