Forensic Nurses and Wrongful Deaths

A man is beaten up in a bar fight and then dies two years later.

During the course of his treatment for his injuries, it is discovered he also was infected with HIV.

Questions:

What actions would a forensics certified nurse take to help the coroner make a decision as to the cause of death in this case?

How would the actions of a forensic nurse differ from that of regular R.N. in this case, or any case like it?

If you were the nurse on duty when this gentleman was admitted into your facility, how would your knowledge of forensics guide you in your own decision making to give the patient the best care possible? How may you act differently if you did not have any direct knowledge of forenisc science?

Do these types of questions intrigue and interest you? Maybe you are ready for a online forensic nursing certification.

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