Forensic Nursing

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1h 25m
Updated 20 Sep 2023 Certificate ANCC Accredited

This Ausmed Course provides healthcare professionals with an introduction to forensic healthcare with the aim to increase awareness of the need for greater skills and knowledge in this area in order to provide better outcomes for vulnerable patients' medico-legal needs.

Content

6 Video Units • 14 Questions
Introduction to the Case Study
4m
Pretest
2 Questions
What is Forensic Healthcare?
1 Question
9m
Recognising an Injury
5 Questions
3m
Vulnerable Populations
4m
Evidence Collection and Processes
3 Questions
14m
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Conclusion
1 Question
1m
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Use your understanding of the changing role of healthcare professionals in relation to forensics to enhance physical, psychosocial and legal care of patients.

2

Identify signs and symptoms of violence, abuse and/or neglect in order to implement early interventions to reduce adverse outcomes for patients.

3

Link best-practice guidelines with management strategies in order to provide appropriate support and treatment for patients who may require forensic interventions.

4

Use your understanding of forensic terminology and legal processes to improve the collection of evidence while still respecting the patient's needs and meeting legal requirements.

Who it's for:

Healthcare professionals working in any clinical setting. Those working with victims of domestic violence, children, older adults, and victims of crime who enter the healthcare system through emergency departments, may find this Course particularly useful.

Why it's needed:

Trauma as a result of violent behaviour is a health problem across the globe. Emergency departments are increasingly providing care to growing numbers of patients who present as a result of violence. As a result, emergency healthcare professionals specifically, and healthcare workers generally, may find their role and responsibilities changing to involve the collection and recognition of forensic evidence and non-accidental injuries.

Purpose

Provide healthcare professionals with an understanding of the basic principles in forensic healthcare regarding the law, the needs of the justice system, and the signs of violence, abuse and neglect.

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Last updated20 Sep 2023

Published30 Aug 2017

Due for review28 Nov 2025
ANCC Accredited
This course has been published with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Accreditation.
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