The Examination of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Infant: Investigative and Autopsy Protocols Death

    Volume 21, Issue 4 (October 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1976

    Page Count: 9


    Jones, AM
    Associate medical investigator, and professor of pathology and medical investigator, Office of the Medical Investigator, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

    Weston, JT
    Associate medical investigator, and professor of pathology and medical investigator, Office of the Medical Investigator, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

    Abstract

    In 1975, the Office of Maternal and Child Health of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare awarded grants to 24 communities for the management of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) information and counseling projects. Four basic project guidelines were advocated: (1) the performance of autopsies on all infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly, (2) prompt notification of the parents of the results of the autopsy, (3) use of “SIDS” on the death certificate rather than other designations of the cause of death, (4) follow-up information and counseling for SIDS families provided by a health professional knowledgeable of the nuances of SIDS.


    Paper ID: JFS10569J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10569J

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