Forensic Nursing: Theory & Practice II
Forensic Nursing: Theory & Practice II is organized by The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHCP), Inc..
Credits: Contact hours of education = 50
This course is the second course in the forensic nursing practice program. Students will continue their studies in forensic practice and will study major topics related to the role of the forensic registered nurse. Topics to be covered include theories of vulnerable populations to crime, sexual offenders, domestic abuses, child/adolescent sexual abuse, youth violence, cases of arson and post-traumatic stress disorders. Study will focus on current theoretical information and data as well as assessment and intervention strategies in working with such defined cases. Students will also expand their awareness and appreciation of the multifaceted role of the registered nurse in forensic practice today. Course Code: FN 520. Contact hours of education = 50.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Define vulnerable populations.
• Describe the characteristics of vulnerable populations.
• Expand forensic nursing practice interventions to address the patient and evolving deficits in the healthcare response to vulnerable populations.
• Utilize appropriate theoretical foundations specific to the unique needs of at-risk vulnerable populations.
• Define sexual abuse and informed consent
• Explore the issues concerning the theories of sexual offender behaviors.
• Recognize the importance of hospital-based domestic violence programs.
• Identify screening tools for domestic violence.
• Identify injuries and wounds related to domestic violence.
• Documentation and photography of evidence related to domestic violence.
• Recognize the epidemiology of child, adolescent, and adult sexual abuse.
• Illustrate knowledge of forensic evidence collection.
• Describe sexual abuse physical evaluation.
• Describe the judicial proceedings concerning sexual abuse cases.
• Discriminate the findings on youth exposure to violence, terrorism, and sudden traumatic death.
• Identify effective ways on how to speak with preteen and teenaged youth.
• Determine forensic interventions and preventions.
• Distinguish the behaviors of the arsonist.
• Identify the subtypes and interventional strategies for arson cases.
• Define trauma and PTSD.
• Discuss risk and resiliency to PTSD.
• Identify the effects of single incident trauma versus chronic trauma.
• Review treatment and intervention with traumatized patients.
- Contact Hours : 50
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