Quality Assurance Through Standard Operating Procedures Development and Deviation: A Medicolegal Death Investigation Systems Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT: Standard operating procedures drive everyday practice within any organization, including those within a forensic setting. In the event of unusual circumstances, organizations must respond rapidly to address the impact on operations while ensuring that the quality and safety outcomes of routine services are not affected. This case study illustrates how standard operating procedures can be newly developed or modified, and rapidly deployed and quickly revised, to address unusual circumstances. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is used as an example in this case report.

published proceedings

  • J Forensic Nurs

altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Drake, S. A., Pierce, M., Gumpeni, P., Giardino, E., & Wolf, D. A.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Drake, Stacy A||Pierce, Michal||Gumpeni, Parmod||Giardino, Eileen||Wolf, Dwayne A

publication date

  • January 2021