IDENTIFICATION OF PATTERNED INJURIES
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce the participant to common patterned injuries that may be associated with criminal activity, abuse, neglect or result from unintentional trauma. The characteristic types of blunt and sharp force injuries are presented using a series of photos which illustrate classic soft tissue and skeletal injuries that may be revealed during routine clinical assessments. The mechanics of injury are emphasized along with its forensic significance. Nursing care components include injury recognition, appropriate terminology for reporting and evidence preservation in the clinical setting.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Cite the characteristics of selected blunt and sharp force injuries.
- Relate the injury characteristics to the forces of injury or a wounding object / tool.
- Use correct terms to describe the characteristics of blunt and sharp force injuries for clinical documentation and reporting.
- Select statements that accurately describe the roles and responsibilities of nurses in reporting patterned injuries that may be the result of abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation.
CE CONTACT HOURS: 4
COURSE FEE: $59.95 (Group rates are available upon request. Contact .)
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Medical professionals, allied health professionals (certified phlebotomy technicians, clinical laboratory scientists, (CLS), medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, EMT personnel), military medics, law enforcement, attorneys, corporate individuals and students.
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: Self-paced.
DURATION: All course requirements must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
METHOD OF COURSE GRADING: Pass/fail grading system. Course examination is multiple choice and true/false statements. When a score of less than 70% is received, the examination may be taken one time without charge. Contact: for further information regarding additional retakes of the examination.
METHOD OF COURSE EVALUATION: After successful completion of the course examination, a course evaluation must be submitted to .
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon completion of the course content, examination with a passing grade of 70% and evaluation, student will receive a certificate of completion.
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS: All readings are incorporated in the course.
SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS: There are none.
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AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Faye Battiste Otto, RN
Course Procedure from start to completion.
All courses and materials are based on United States laws and regulations unless otherwise noted. Laws vary from state to state.