Texas Nursing Forensics
Contact Hours Awarded: 2
Author: Elaine Enright
In the United States, sexual assault was historically considered a judicial problem; however, it is now considered a major public health concern because of the health and psychological effects on individuals. The problem most notably emerged in the public eye in the 1960s with the women’s liberation movement. In recent times the #METOO movement has increased awareness of the problem, and many organizations have surfaced to assist the assaulted. This program will focus on the problem in rural areas in the state of Texas and how nurses working in these emergency departments can best assist sexually assaulted patients.
- Nursing Role
- Forensic Law and Collection Process in the State of Texas
- Chain of Custody
- Physical and Emotional Issues Post-Assault
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In this course you will learn the basics of Texas Nursing Forensics. This course will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Understand sexual assault as a public health problem and its impact on the state of Texas.
- Understand the nurse’s role in providing care for sexual assault patients in rural areas of Texas.
- Understand the Texas-specific code in the collection of evidence and chain of custody.
- Physical and psychological issues of patients post assault.
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Requirement for Completion
- Enrollment in the course by the learner
- Read and learn all course materials
- Complete the course evaluation
- Attest and testify learning of the course materials
Accreditations + Approvals
Conflict of Interest Statement
Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.
Course created on: April 13, 2021
Course Expires on: April 13, 2024
Course Offering: #27