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Scrutiny

Scrutiny of Documents and Circumstances Surrounding a Death

Medical Records Part 1: Ethical and Professional

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalEthical and professional guidance governing medical records and their confidentiality.

            

 

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Medical Records Part 2: Legal

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalLegal guidance governing medical records and their confidentiality.

          

 

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Quality Standards

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis session describes the quality standards that apply to the provision of the Medical Examiner Service in England and Wales.

           

 

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How to Scrutinise a Case

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis session describes the process by which a death should be scrutinised, including the key questions that need to be answered.

           

 

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When Further Information Arrives Concerning a Non-reportable Death

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis session describes the actions that need to be taken when further information relating to the cause of death is revealed by an informant during or after scrutiny of a non-reportable death by the medical examiner.

             

 

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Case Scenario: Unexpected Death in a Hospital Emergency Department

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through a hospital-based scenario of a case you are asked to review.

           

 

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Case Scenario: Telephone Advice to a Junior Hospital Doctor

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records.

           

 

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Case Scenario: When is Old Age Acceptable on an MCCD?

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a Medical Examiner. As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through a nursing home-based scenario of a case you are asked to review.

            

 

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Case Scenario: Expected Deaths Outside Hospital Including Palliated Cases

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through an expected death in a palliative care patient managed at home, which you are asked to review. 

           

 

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Case Scenario: Post-operative Death Following a Blood Transfusion

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner (ME). As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. The session, takes you through a hospital-based scenario of a case you are asked to review.

             

 

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Case Scenario: Death After Coronary Stenting

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner (ME). As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session, takes you through a hospital-based scenario of a case you are asked to review.

            

 

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Case Scenario: GP Case Cause of Death not Justifiable by Circumstances

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through a scenario of a case you have been asked to review, where the deceased died within days of being discharged from hospital.

            

 

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Case Scenario: Death with MRSA Suspicion

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner (ME). The session takes you through a case of a death of a patient with MRSA. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records.

 

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Case Scenario: Death Following Minor Fall

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. This session takes you through a death following a minor fall.

             

 

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Case Scenario: Natural Death Given as an Either/Or

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through a hospital-based scenario of a case you are asked to review.

             

 

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Case Scenario: Death of a Woman with Epilepsy

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario, like the others in this module, enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. You do have access to some clinical records, however. This scenario concerns the sudden death of a young female with epilepsy, who is brought to the emergency department.

            

 

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Case Scenario: Death of an Elderly Nursing Home Resident

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner (ME). As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through a nursing home-based scenario of a case you are asked to review.

            

 

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Case Scenario: Natural Death Certified with Symptoms Only

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through the case of an elderly woman who died at home.

             

 

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Case Scenario: Death from Natural Disease Following Refusal of Treatment

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner (ME). As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The scenario is concerned with the right of individuals to make informed choices regarding their care on religious grounds. This is covered by the Mental Capacity Act. To view an online version of the Act, go to www.direct.gov.uk and enter 'Mental Capacity Act' into their search facility.

            

 

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Case Scenario: Death of an Elderly Lady

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through the death of an elderly lady in hospital.

          

 

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Case Scenario: Suspicion of a Work Related Death

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner (ME). The session takes you through a case of a man who may have suffered from a work-related disease. A junior doctor is seeking your advice. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records.

            

 

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Case Scenario: Death Following Palliative Care

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner (ME). The session takes you through a case of a death of a patient receiving palliative care for a progressive hereditary condition. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required.

            

 

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Case Scenario: Death in Patient on Warfarin Modest Elevation of INR

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner (ME). As in 'real life' you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session, takes you through a scenario in which an elderly woman was found unconscious and brought into the Emergency Department in a comatose state.

           

 

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Case Scenario: Death of a Child Known to Suffer from Cerebral Palsy

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner.

As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through the case of a child who was found dead in bed at home, which you have been asked to review.

           

 

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Case Scenario: Death of a Preterm Infant Delivered Alive Following Termination

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through the case of an infant death following a live birth resulting from a medical termination of pregnancy.

 

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Case Scenario: Expected Death of a Child in the Community

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some clinical records. The session takes you through a community-based scenario about the death of a child.

 

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Case Scenario: Death Following Police Contact

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some medical records. The session takes you through a case of a man who collapsed at home sometime after a visit from two police officers.

 

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Case Scenario: Death Following Arrest and Hospital Attendance

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some medical records. The session takes you through a case of a woman who died after being held in police custody and reviewed at hospital.

           

 

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Case Scenario: Death Dementia and Self-determination

Medical Records Part 1 Ethical And ProfessionalThis scenario enables you to work through a real case as a medical examiner. As in 'real life', you may not initially have all the information required. However, you do have access to some medical records. The session takes you through a case of a death of a patient in hospital who was under supervision in the community because of allegations of neglect by her daughter.

            

 

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