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Living Forensics
Bite Marks
Child Abuse
Blunt Trauma
Patterned Injuries
Domestic Violence
Workplace Violence
Sharp Trauma
John R. McPhail
The Body as a Crime Scene
Forensics More than Death Investigation
Questions about Certification
What Is Forensic Nursing
Forensic Textbooks and Educational Material
Living Forensics

Every Nurse is a Forensic Nurse!!

Throughout history, health care professionals have been called upon to assist the legal system in the prosecution of cases where patient care overlaps with the law and physiological realities collide' (Lynch 1995).  Due to the nature of the patient and setting, emergency personnel will inevitably care for "victims of violence". Domestic violence injuries, abuse and neglect in the elderly and young, the addictive client seeking emergency care, the sexual assault victim, and sufferers of occupational injuries, are but a few of the cases that would be classified in the forensic arena. Holistic care dictates looking after the patient as a whole. The nurse must meet the patient's physical and psychosocial needs. The forensic nurse ensures that the patient's civil and constitutional rights are also met. This forensic health care role can be achieved and strengthened by recognizing potential evidence and maintaining a "chain of custody" of this evidence.

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Collection of evidence
The dawn of a new age has arrived in law enforcement in the form of DNA research and testing. We in law enforcement, especially those of us working the crime scenes need to be aware of what we can do "in the field" to assure that proper evidence collection techniques are followed. Only then will the groundwork for successful evidence examinations be in place when we submit the case to a forensic laboratory for analysis.

Forensic Nursing
Pueblo, Co 81001