Forensic Nursing: Theory & Practice III
Forensic Nursing: Theory & Practice III is organized by The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHCP), Inc..
Credits: Contact hours of education = 50
This course is the third 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 death investigations, evidence collection and documentation, sexual assault, biological evidence and DNA, and computer crimes. Students will also expand their awareness and appreciation of the multifaceted role of the registered nurse in forensic practice today. Course Code: FN 540. Contact hours of education = 50.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Discuss death investigator roles including the history of these roles.
• Detail the steps in a death investigation.
• Discuss assessments for determining time of death.
• Define assessment parameters of the corpse in a death investigation.
• Define various types of causes of death and assessment findings.
• Discuss the process for proper documentation of forensic evidence.
• Detail the procedures used to collect forensic evidence at a death investigation.
• Discuss legal and ethical considerations in death investigations.
• Discuss HIPPA and how it relates to death investigations and evidence.
• Explore issues of photography in death investigations.
• Define the role of photography in the courtroom.
• Explore the role of the sexual assault forensic examiner.
• Define and discuss effects seen in victims of sexual assault.
• Discuss all processes and procedures of the sexual assault forensic examination.
• Define assessment parameters and standards for physical assessment.
• Understand how biological evidence must be transferred.
• Define the procedures for collection and preservation of evidence in cases of sexual assault.
• Understand and discuss outcomes of DNA analysis.
• Understand interpretation of DNA test results.
• Discuss how computers and the internet facilitate crime.
• Define and discuss the major types of computer-assisted crime.
• Define and discuss illegal sexual encounters.
• Discuss issues related to health care fraud and organ transplantation.
- Contact Hours : 50
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