FF173 SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for the Emergency Responder

Overview

The purpose of this program is to help reduce the incidence of injury and death to infants and children by accurately identifying the cause and manner of death for those under 18 years of age. Prevention Through Understanding: Investigating Unexpected Child Death provides an educational video presentation as well as written information for emergency responders. According to the law, all emergency medical technicians, professional firefighters, and law enforcement officers shall receive training on the handling of cases of sudden, unexplained child death including being sensitive to the grief of family members as part of their basic and/or continuing training requirements.

Course Code

FF173

Length

3 Hours

Fees

  • $35.00 (For members of a recognized Fire Department)
  • Please contact TFACA for non-member and/or group pricing.

Pre-Requisites

None

Restrictions

Must be at least18  years of age.

Certification

None

Maximum Class Size

24

Required Student Materials

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Highlighter

References

None

Course Objectives

  • Students will discuss the Tennessee law requiring an investigation of all sudden unexplained child deaths in the state and training of current and future EMT, firefighter, and law enforcement personnel.
  • Students will define Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and be able to describe what SIDS is and what SIDS is not.
  • Students will define the roles of EMT’s, firefighters, and law enforcement personnel as witnesses and investigators at a scene and describe how to respond appropriately and obtain information as required by the state medical examiner.
  • Students will show proficiency with mechanical, natural, horizontal and vertical ventilation.

Other Notes

None

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