Disasters and the Death Certificate: Certifying Deaths in Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2020  01:00 PM  EST

Now more than ever, accurate mortality surveillance is essential to public health research and policy. Join the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, the PA Department of Health Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries, and death certifiers from across the state for this training on Certifying Deaths Due to Natural Causes and Natural Disasters. Adapted from a training designed by CDC, this two-hour seminar will cover who is responsible for each piece of the PA death certificate, how to fill it out accurately, and special circumstances related to chronic illness, COVID-19, and human-induced and natural disasters.

Registration for this webinar is now closed.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to document a death due to natural causes on the PA death certificate.
  • Learn how to accurately report demographic information on the PA death certificate.
  • Understand how to accurately report deaths due to COVID-19 and natural, human-induced, or radiological disasters on the PA death certificate.

Audience: Nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, coroners, and deputy coroners in Pennsylvania

This training is pending for 2.0 CME/CNE credits.


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