Monday, September 10, 2007

Estimating Time of Death

I am not in the practice of having to estimate time of death, as generally patients in the hospital are being watched routinely, and thus the time of death is already known. But I am on a list serv where someone posed a question that elicited this link. I thought the link was an interesting resource and might be useful to others, so I thought I'd post it here. This link is to a tool for estimating time of death, according to the Method of Henssge. It is based on temperature and puts into account various environmental factors including clothing. Check it out.