A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing: Incorporating by Angela F. Ph.D., RN Amar, L. Kathleen, Ph.D. Sekula

By Angela F. Ph.D., RN Amar, L. Kathleen, Ph.D. Sekula

Sufferers of violence are regrettably ever-present in healthcare this present day. whatever the surroundings, nurses are frequently the 1st to have interaction with sufferers and frequently needs to step into uncomfortable or tricky occasions. to make sure sufferer and supplier defense and let the very best results, each nurse could be well-versed in forensic and theoretical problems with violence.

A sensible advisor to Forensic Nursing is an evidence-based consultant to realizing and utilising forensic nursing technology. Authors Angela F. Amar and L. Kathleen Sekula introduce useful and theoretical views on violence and supply precious assets, together with harm evaluate and violence prevention innovations in addition to an outline of proper felony, moral, societal, and coverage concerns. even if you're a pupil, new nurse, or skilled clinician, you will discover definitely the right instruments and techniques to expand your knowing of violence and assist you combine forensic technology into your sufferer care.

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PCR analysis requires only a microscopic quantity of DNA, which allows the laboratory to analyze highly degraded evidence for DNA. Due to the sensitive PCR technique, in which the process replicates any and all of the DNA contained in an evidence sample, greater attention to contamination issues are necessary when identifying, collecting, and preserving DNA evidence. All of these factors are important when evaluating unsolved cases in which evidence might have been improperly collected or stored over time (Butler, 2012).

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Controlled substances present law enforcement and criminal justice professionals with many problems. New designer drugs emerge regularly, requiring crime laboratories to develop new analytical techniques and spend more time on analysis (NIJ, 2014a). Many drugs are similar in appearance and properties, creating a high degree of difficulty in distinguishing their exact identity. This is where regional poison control centers can assist law enforcement in identifying and characterizing certain drugs (Li, 2008).

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