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Are your death certificates a disaster? Check out our free online training!


This training will help you better understand best practices in death certification. We will share why it is important to accurately document the cause of death on the death certificate and how to use your best medical judgment to determine accurate information. It includes two videos featuring State Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Adele Lewis and Deputy State Medical Examiner Dr. Amy Hawes.

The training is divided into two parts:
    • Part 1: Medical Examiner Jurisdiction, Cause and Manner of Death, and Death Certification
    • Part 2: Guidance for Certification of Disaster-Related Death


To begin the course, click the links below watch the videos and to download presentation materials. When you have watched the program, please return to this page to complete the post-test quiz in order to obtain your continuing education credit.


Presentation Materials

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Complete the Evaluation

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Tennessee Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Tennessee Medical Association designates this for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.