Patient safety is of utmost importance. Put yourself in this scenario. While you are completing an admission, you notice a number of unusual bruises and several abrasions on the patient. After reviewing the module resources, consider how you would approach the topic with the patient. What barriers prohibit the patient from opening up regarding the abuse, and how can you address these barriers through the assessment process? What is your responsibility if you suspect abuse? What educational resources are available to you as a nurse in your current setting (travel nursing) or in your state (New York)? What educational resources are available to the patient in your setting?
Resources Below to use!
PDF: Model Domestic Violence Hospital Policy
Article: Domestic Violence: What Can Nurses Do?https://www.crisisprevention.com/Blog/Domestic-Violence-What-Can-Nurses-Do