Pediatric death: managing the aftermath in the emergency department.

  title={Pediatric death: managing the aftermath in the emergency department.},
  author={William R Ahrens and Raymond G Hart and Norio Maruyama},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={15 5},
Managing the family conference in the emergency department after the sudden death of a child is difficult and, when mishandled, can be deleterious to the patient's family. We surveyed parents of children who died in an emergency department setting in an effort to elicit information that will help emergency physicians tell parents that their child has died. A 24-question survey was distributed to 60 parents identified by the Illinois chapter of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance. Results… CONTINUE READING