THE ACADEMY IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE GUEST PRESENTERS CATHY ROSSI AND KATHY BELL
Body modifications such as piercings, tattoos, and scarification have experienced a steady increase in popularity since World War II until it has become a part of mainstream Western culture during the 1990s. The implications for forensic nursing include assessment, identification, documentation, and evidence collection. This presentation will focus on contemporary body modification trends and practices and their influence on forensic nursing care. Take this unique opportunity to learn more about the cultural and personal significance and “language” of popular modifications to assist with patient rapport.
The learner will have an opportunity to review and discuss through lecture, discussion, and mixed media the following topics related to the care of the forensic patient with body modifications:
- The role of cultural competence pertaining to body modifications.
- Identification and documentation of tattoos or piercings.
- Differing hardware and how placement can impact evidence retrieval practices.
- Resources for appropriate piercing removal in exigent circumstances.
- Recognition of Injuries and landmark alteration in genitalia.
Webinar learning objectives:
- Discuss the impact of tattoos and piercings on Forensic Nursing.
- Identify the role of cultural competence pertaining to body modifications within forensic nursing.
- Discuss how to include the observation of tattoos or piercings into the medical history taking.