This spiral-bound, pocket guide is the perfect quick reference for healthcare providers who collect forensic evidence from patients in any setting. You will find information about specific forensic topics, step-by-step procedures for retrieving and preserving evidence, and the best practices to follow to promote patient safety.
- Provides easy-to-follow, how-to directions for patient interviews, assessment, and retrieving and preserving evidence.
- Makes reference easy with charts, tables, and bulleted lists.
- Features a full-color photographic documentation section that demonstrates the process of evidence collection and shows you how to how to improve your technique.
- Includes sample documentation records for forensic scenes.
- Describes the best practices to follow, the pitfalls to avoid, and how to promote patient safety.
- Features full-color photographs that depict injuries, physical evidence, and forensic procedural steps, as well as illustrations of human body diagram templates.
- Incorporates principles and standards of practice that are applicable internationally.
- Discusses issues relevant to specific groups of forensic patients.
- Offers frequently used forms and reference materials, including forensic terms with definitions
- body diagrams with anatomical terms
- decision-making flow diagrams
- sample chain of custody form
- list of commonly used agencies that help care for forensic patients
- sample photographic documentation and consent form
- and examples of basic to advanced injury documentation.
- Uses waterproof, write-on/wipe off pages.
Table of Contents
- Tab 1 27 Forensic Categories of Patients
- Tab 2 Evidence
- Tab 3 Documentation
- Tab 4 Legal Issues
- Tab 5 Child
- Tab 6 Adult
- Tab 7 Elderly, High-Risk, and Other Populations
- Tab 8 Tools