By Angela F. Ph.D., RN Amar, L. Kathleen, Ph.D. Sekula
Sufferers of violence are regrettably ever-present in healthcare this day. whatever the surroundings, nurses are usually the 1st to engage with sufferers and frequently needs to step into uncomfortable or tricky events. to make sure sufferer and supplier security and allow the absolute best results, each nurse might be well-versed in forensic and theoretical problems with violence.
A sensible consultant to Forensic Nursing is an evidence-based advisor to figuring out and employing forensic nursing technology. Authors Angela F. Amar and L. Kathleen Sekula introduce sensible and theoretical views on violence and supply beneficial assets, together with harm evaluation and violence prevention techniques in addition to an outline of correct felony, moral, societal, and coverage matters. even if you're a pupil, new nurse, or skilled clinician, you can find the correct instruments and techniques to increase your knowing of violence and assist you combine forensic technology into your sufferer care.
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Toxicology Evidence Forensic toxicology is the analysis of biological samples for the presence of toxins, including drugs and alcohol. The toxicology report can provide key information as to the type of substances present in an individual and if the amount of those substances is consistent with a therapeutic dosage or is above an unsafe level. These results can be used to make determinations when establishing whether a substance had a potential effect on an individual’s death, illness, or mental or physical impairment.
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R. (1999). The suspiciousness factor: Critical care nursing and forensics. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 22(1), 1–7. World Health Organization (WHO). (2002). World report on violence and health: summary. Geneva, Switzerland: Author. World Health Organization (WHO). (2008). The global burden of disease: 2004 update. Geneva, Switzerland: Author. indb 18 9/24/15 7:10 AM C h a p t e r Forensic Science 101 2 Stephen Goux, MSN, RN, AFN-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P Key Points in This Chapter ■ When a nurse encounters a person who was involved in violence and crime, the nurse may also unknowingly encounter evidence that can be used by law enforcement to investigate the crime.