Clinical Forensic Nursing in the ER

by dsczephyr dsczephyr Member

Specializes in ED, Forensic, Long-term care. Has 6 years experience.

I just got back from the IAFN Scientific Assembly held in Chicago. Topics included pattern injury (and patterns of injury) recognition in victims of domestic violence, how to assess, evaluate, and care for specific violence-related injuries such as strangulation, and many others. Tracks included Death Investigation, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Pediatrics, General Forensics, Research, and Psych/Mental Health. It was a great!

If you are interested in these topics and want to know more, you can go to the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) website at

And think about attending next year's scientific assembly:

International Association of Forensic Nurse's (IAFN) 13th Annual Scientific Assembly

September 20 - 25, 2005

Washington, DC

Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, DC

IAFN Goes International in 2006

International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) 14th Annual Scientific Assembly

October 4 - 8, 2006

Vancouver, BC




Specializes in Emergency Room/corrections. Has 16 years experience. 450 Posts

thanks for the info, Denise. I have just joined the IAFN and am only 90 minutes from DC, so I will definately be attending that conference.

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