HUMAN TRAFFICKING | STRANGULATION | FORENSIC | SURVIVOR
As a forensic nurse examiner, Rachel is active in clinical practice doing patient care for victims of violence. She also teaches courses that are a part of the didactic training for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner course curriculum. Forensic nurse examiners are registered or advanced practice nurses who receive specific education and training to provide specialized care for patients. Victims of violence and abuse require care from a health professional who is trained to treat the specific trauma that is associated with the wrong that has been done to them.
There are many rolls forensic nurses play in this. Sexual assault, intimate partner violence, neglect or other forms of intentional injury, strangulation, human trafficking and gunshot wound identification are among these specialties. Forensic nurses complete a medical forensic exam which includes taking a medical history, doing a detailed physical assessment, doing a detailed genital assessment and collecting evidence and providing testimony that can be used in a court of law to apprehend or prosecute perpetrators to commit violent and abusive acts