Improved Identification and Treatment toward Victims of Violence within a Metropolitan Area

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162893
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improved Identification and Treatment toward Victims of Violence within a Metropolitan Area
Abstract:
Improved Identification and Treatment toward Victims of Violence within a Metropolitan Area
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2003
Author:Verlander, Page M., RN, MS, MBA (c), Ph.D, SANE-A
Contact Telephone:804/828-1776
Co-Authors:Susan Carson, RN, FNE
Clinical Topic: This clinical forensic program was intended to increase identification within the community, concerning victims of domestic violence and interpersonal crimes. The rationale for communicating and educating various community agencies was to increase the community's awareness of victims of violence. By educating local business and public service agencies with the patient care services and evidence collection we can provide, regional awareness can be developed with an increasing referral base to the forensic services provided. Implementation: Planning and implementation included the following steps: 1) development of a concise forensic documentation tool that is easily understood by law enforcement, victim witness, and council; 2) obtaining departmental support to implement defined processes; 3) administrative support to allow time for forensic community outreach and education; 4) providing 24 hour, 7 days a week availability to manage appropriately these victims of crime; and 5) implementation of a one number paging system for law enforcement, healthcare workers, counselors, and attorneys to provide constant access to a forensic nurse. Outcomes: The relationship of services provided to victims of violence included: 1) increase in police jurisdictions requesting services; 2) enhanced relationship between law enforcement, forensic nurses, and legal council; 3) a three-fold increase in forensic cases documented and referred; 4) expansion of forensic services beyond emergency department to the entire university health system and crime scenes within multiple jurisdictions. With in-house facility education combined with community in servicing, the projected increase of victims of crime could be handled seamlessly within emergency department operations. Both licensed staff and physicians were familiar with program development with further marketing forensic services to possible unidentified victims. Recommendations: The recommendations for identifying victims of violence and assisting with counseling and legal proceedings include: 1) development of clear, concise, and thorough documentation tool that assists law enforcement and legal counsel toward prosecution; 2) education of all regional police jurisdictions with documentation tools and the increased services provided; 3) offer educational programs to the community and professionals who interact with victims; 4) implement processes that provide easy accessibility and prompt replies; and 5) encourage expansion of services outside the emergency department to identify these victims who may not present to the emergency department. [Clinical Poster]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproved Identification and Treatment toward Victims of Violence within a Metropolitan Areaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162893-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improved Identification and Treatment toward Victims of Violence within a Metropolitan Area</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Verlander, Page M., RN, MS, MBA (c), Ph.D, SANE-A</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">804/828-1776</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pverlander@mcvh-vcu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Carson, RN, FNE</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: This clinical forensic program was intended to increase identification within the community, concerning victims of domestic violence and interpersonal crimes. The rationale for communicating and educating various community agencies was to increase the community's awareness of victims of violence. By educating local business and public service agencies with the patient care services and evidence collection we can provide, regional awareness can be developed with an increasing referral base to the forensic services provided. Implementation: Planning and implementation included the following steps: 1) development of a concise forensic documentation tool that is easily understood by law enforcement, victim witness, and council; 2) obtaining departmental support to implement defined processes; 3) administrative support to allow time for forensic community outreach and education; 4) providing 24 hour, 7 days a week availability to manage appropriately these victims of crime; and 5) implementation of a one number paging system for law enforcement, healthcare workers, counselors, and attorneys to provide constant access to a forensic nurse. Outcomes: The relationship of services provided to victims of violence included: 1) increase in police jurisdictions requesting services; 2) enhanced relationship between law enforcement, forensic nurses, and legal council; 3) a three-fold increase in forensic cases documented and referred; 4) expansion of forensic services beyond emergency department to the entire university health system and crime scenes within multiple jurisdictions. With in-house facility education combined with community in servicing, the projected increase of victims of crime could be handled seamlessly within emergency department operations. Both licensed staff and physicians were familiar with program development with further marketing forensic services to possible unidentified victims. Recommendations: The recommendations for identifying victims of violence and assisting with counseling and legal proceedings include: 1) development of clear, concise, and thorough documentation tool that assists law enforcement and legal counsel toward prosecution; 2) education of all regional police jurisdictions with documentation tools and the increased services provided; 3) offer educational programs to the community and professionals who interact with victims; 4) implement processes that provide easy accessibility and prompt replies; and 5) encourage expansion of services outside the emergency department to identify these victims who may not present to the emergency department. [Clinical Poster]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:35:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:35:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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