AN INTRODUCTION TO CHAIN OF CUSTODY
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides the forensic and corporate professional participant a basic knowledge of chain of custody giving them the ability to understand and identify the proper procedures for documenting the possession or custody of specimens (samples), and to recognize the importance of establishing and maintaining correct chain-of-custody procedures when handling samples. Other topics include laboratory chain of custody, sample security, labeling, storage, transfer, shipping, and disposal, glossary of related terms and associated forms.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Comprehend the terms associated with chain of custody
- Define the term chain of custody
- Understand the importance of chain of custody
- Describe the types of chain of custody
- Identify the responsibilities of the custodian of physical evidence.
- Understand the chain of custody for electronic evidence
- Identify several strategies for securing chain of custody
- Recognize the basics for the transfer and shipping of specimens
- Understand the forensic laboratory internal chain of custody procedures
- Understand the storage and disposal of forensic samples
CE CONTACT HOURS: 3
COURSE FEE: $49.95 (Group rates are available upon request. Contact email@example.com.)
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Law enforcement, attorneys, corporate individuals, human resources, medical professionals, military medics, allied health professionals (certified phlebotomy technicians, clinical laboratory scientists, EMT personnel) and students.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: This downloadable course is in PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: This is a self-paced course.
DURATION: All course requirements must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
METHOD OF COURSE GRADING: Pass/fail grading system. Course examination is multiple choice and true/false statements. When a score of less than 70% is received, the examination may be taken one time without charge. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding additional retakes of the examination.
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: After successful completion of the course examination, a course evaluation must be submitted to email@example.com.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, student will receive a certificate of completion.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: All readings are incorporated in the course.
SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS: There are none.
AUTHORíS BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Faye Battiste Otto, RN
Course Procedure from start to completion.
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