The forensic nurses role


 Review of Forensic Nursing, by Virginia A. Lynch.

The forensic nurse’s role according to our book includes such skills as the following: -identification of trauma (assessment) -investigation (planning) -documentation (history) pertaining to the incident (intervention) -collection of evidence (specimens) -postinvestigation review (evaluation). In other words not only will the forensic nurse interact with the patient as a regular nurse would, they will have to go beyond in all aspects of crisis. Their skills of assessing, planning, intervention and evaluation must be finely honed. They must be able to look passed the obvious.

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