Forensics Evidence Collection, Sexual Assault, and Intimate Partner Violence
Phencyclidine False Positive Result Induced by LamoTRIgine on the PROFILE-V MEDTOXScan Drugs of Abuse Test SystemDespite the convenience of rapid urine drug screens, false positive results have frequently been reported, which can have an impact on the clinical utility of the test and potentially create more questions than answers.1 Most false positive results for phencyclidine (PCP) occur with medications that are structurally similar to PCP, such as ketamine and traMADol.
Clinical Practice Guideline: Intimate Partner ViolenceFor adult (18 and older) emergency department patients, how effective is screening and/or intervention for intimate partner violence?
Injuries of Women Surviving Intimate Partner Strangulation and Subsequent Emergency Health Care Seeking: An Integrative Evidence ReviewNonfatal strangulation by a current or former intimate partner is a distinct mechanism of violence with the potential for severe injury or death. As nonfatal strangulation has gained recognition for its significant medical and legal implications, there have been multiple calls for nursing and other health care providers to improve practices related to strangulation screening, assessment, and treatment. Given that US estimates suggest higher prevalence of strangulation of women than of men, this integrative evidence review examines existing literature related to women’s injuries and their subsequent experiences in seeking health care after surviving intimate partner strangulation.
When There is No Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner: Emergency Nursing Care for Female Adult Sexual Assault PatientsMs. L is a 29-year-old woman who arrives at the emergency department and reports that she was sexually assaulted 2 hours ago. She states that she was running on a trail near her home when a man appeared, wrestled her to the ground, and raped her.