Post Mortem

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  • Created on: 02-05-14 14:58
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  • Post Mortem
    • Why
      • To Identify the cause of death
      • Confirm nature of illness
      • Identify any other conditions
      • Assess the effect of treatment and drugs
    • When
      • As soon as possible after death due to decomposition
      • When a death is sudden and unexpected
      • Person has been ill but Doctor could not confirm cause of death
      • Death resulting from accident or unusual circumstances
    • Verdicts
      • Death by natural causes
      • Death by misadventure
      • Accidental death
      • Suicide
      • Unlawful Killing
      • Lawful Killing
      • Drug Dependance
      • Non Dependant Drug Abuse
      • Atempted Abortion
      • Neglet or Self Neglect
      • Self Induced Abortion
      • Stillbirth
      • Disaster
        • Only if it has been subject to a public enquiry
    • Report to Include:
      • External Examination
        • Body Tag
        • Weight and Height
        • Clothing and Valiables
        • Scars, Tattoos, Injuries, Wounds
        • Foreign Objects
      • Cause of Death
      • Evidence of Therapy
      • Evidence of Injury
      • Internal Examination
        • Dissection of head and abdomen
        • Organs Removed, weighed, measured and examined
        • Tissue Samples examined under microscope
        • Fluid samples tested for drugs and infection
      • Microscopic Examination
      • Toxicology
      • Summary of Findings
      • Cause and Manor of Death

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