FORENSIC WOUND RECOGNITION
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce the student to common physical injuries that may be associated with abuse, neglect and both intentional and unintentional trauma. The characteristic types of blunt and sharp force injuries are presented using a series of images which illustrate classic injuries. Course content places emphasis on wound recognition, classification of injuries, documentation of injuries and wound photography.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Distinguish among the various types of wounds
- Document wound characteristics
- Understand the vocabulary associated with wound recognition
- Classify wounds
- Use descriptive terms associated with wound identification
- Understand the importance of chain of custody
CE CONTACT HOURS: 4
COURSE FEE: $32 (Group rates are available upon request. Contact .)
WHO MAY TAKE THIS COURSE: Clinical laboratory scientists (CLS), medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, phlebotomists, certified phlebotomy technicians (CPT), students and other CLS personnel
AVAILABILITY: Upon Demand
PRESENTATION METHOD: This downloadable course is in PDF format.
TEACHING METHOD: This is a self-paced course.
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.
OTHER RELATED COURSES: Documentation and Recognition: Forensic Issues for Healthcare in the Digital Era, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Emergency Department, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Clinical Setting, Chain of Custody, An Introduction to Forensic Photoshop, Advanced Forensic Photoshop
AUTHORíS 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.