A number of conditions are referred post mortem by VIFM. Figure 1 details the post mortem diagnosis in all the cases where adults were referred to the RMH from mid 2007 to mid 2014.
The nurses involved have clinical expertise in cardiology nursing (n=3), coronary care/ ICU nursing (n=3) and worked at VIFM (n=2).
In addition to clinical service, the nurse relationship between VIFM, RMH, and RCH has provided an effective platform for research studies and the translation of research findings into clinical practice.
The relationship between VIFM, RMH, and RCH has aimed to provide equitable, easily accessible and age appropriate care to the potentially at-risk people of Victoria, in the area of cardiac genetics.
At the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), samples were prepared for drug concentration analysis by standard extraction methods.
GC-MS: Gas chromatography mass spectrometry ILE: Intravenous lipid emulsion LA: Local anaesthetic Log [P.sub.(octanol)]: Logarithmic expression of lipophilic partition coefficient of drugs in octanol and water PBS: Phosphate buffered saline RED: Rapid equilibrium dialysis VIFM: Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.
The project involved collaboration with the ancient DNA laboratory EAAF in Argentina, which has worked with the VIFM on other forensic projects.
The investigation started when a skull believed to belong to Kelly was handed to the VIFM on November 11, 2009.