Year: 2002 Source: Journal of Pediatrics, v.140, no.4, (April 2002), p.461-465 SIEC No: 20050346

The authors discuss the causes of sudden, unexpected death in hospitalized children, including suicide. They identify appropriate actions to be taken in such an event & recommend that all hospitals implement a written protocol for handling such events. Finally, they explore possible preventative measures. (26 refs)