Injury Pathology and Advanced Trauma Assessments
Using findings from current research and evidence-based practice, this course presents an overview of injury pathology, advanced trauma assessments, and diagnosis of physical and psychological injuries across the lifespan. Participants will:
- Learn about the biomechanical and forensics of sharp, blunt, thermal, penetrating, and mixed injuries.
- Determine how to differentiate intentional versus unintentional injuries; diseases and physical findings that mimic abuse; describe the physiology of wound healing; and discuss prevention strategies.
- Explore the biomechanics and pathophysiology of bruising including contributing and compounding factors such as: age, gender, underlying disease processes, hematologic dyscrasias, pharmacologic contributors, bruise resolution and similarities and differences with/from ecchymoses.
- Review pressure ulcers, including such topics as: prevention, ulcer formation, healing, and treatment aspects.
This continuing nurse education (CNE) course is designed to be completed by those with a current RN license and who are concurrently registered in, or who have already completed a baseline CNE course in Forensics Nursing or equivalent course for credit.
Note: Registration is not considered final until we are in receipt of your full payment.