Clinical forensics for perioperative nurses.

Abstract:

:Perioperative nurses frequently care for victims and suspected perpetrators of violent crimes. Nurses often are the first health care providers to assess the trauma patient and collect crucial evidence for future legal action. Informational evidence includes observations about patients' behavior and appearance and documentation of their comments. Nurses also must protect the chain of evidence so that evidence can be admissible in court. To function in this role, perioperative nurses must understand the concepts of clinical forensics, which is the application of the principles and practices of forensic science to questions of law in the investigation of violent crime.

journal_name

AORN J

journal_title

AORN journal

authors

Muro GA,Easter CR

doi

10.1016/s0001-2092(07)63296-7

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1994-10-01 00:00:00

pages

585-91, 593

issue

4

eissn

0001-2092

issn

1878-0369

pii

S0001-2092(07)63296-7

journal_volume

60

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