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Title:
Color atlas of domestic violence
Author:
Polsky, S. Scott.
Publication Information:
St. Louis, Mo. : Mosby, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xvii, 213 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780323017145
Format :
Book

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Summary

The Color Atlas of Domestic Violence is the first text to look specifically and comprehensively at the injuries frequently seen as a result of domestic violence. This atlas provides a visual aid for the examination, identification, and documentation of domestic injuries. It includes extensive visual content, as well as content on the cycles of violence and epidemiology of domestic violence. Specific injury types and patterns are both discussed and presented pictorially. The collection of needed forensic evidence is covered to help assure appropriate prosecution of the perpetrator. Psychological violence is included in addition to physical injury violence. This book can be read in its entirety to provide a strong background in domestic violence injuries or used as a spot reference to help understand when specific injuries may be the result of domestic violence. The primary focus is on adult females - however, males, children, gays and lesbians, and older adults as victims are covered as well. The first text and color atlas to look specifically and comprehensively at injuries frequently seen as a result of domestic violence. Specific injury types and patterns are both discussed and presented pictorially. Color photographs of injuries assist in recognition of domestic violence injuries and determining their cause. Head-to-toe injury photographs include radiographs and ultrasounds. Detailed systemic or regional descriptions of injuries of domestic violence assist the reader in the recognition of injury patterns that may be the result of domestic violence. Psychological violence is covered in addition to physical injuries. Covers the collection of forensic evidence needed to help assure appropriate prosecution of the perpetrator. A separate chapter addresses the needs of special populations (Chapter 11). Includes assessment tools to assist in screening and documentation. Appendix includes myths and facts, resources, legislation information, assessment tools, and recommendations for follow up.


Table of Contents

Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RNc, WNHP and S. Scott Polsky, MD, FACEP and Paula Renker, PhD, RNcJenifer Markowitz, ND, RNc, WHNP and S. Scott Polsky, MD, FACEP and David Effron, MD, FACEPS. Scott Polsky, MD, FACEP and Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RNc, WHNP and David Effron, MD, FACEPEileen F. Baker, MDMichael Power, DDS and James Connors, DMD, MDAlan Markowitz, MD and S. Scott Polsky, MD, FACEP and Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RNc, WHNPS. Scott Polsky, MD, FACEPJustin Lavin, Jr., MD, FACOGJenifer Markowitz, ND, RNc, WHNPLori Sieboldt Lowery, MS, MD and Douglas J. Lowery, MS, MD and Scott D. Weiner, MDJenifer Markowitz, ND, RNc, WHNP and Valorie K. Prulhiere, RN, BSN, FNE, SANE-A
1 Clinician's Approach to Domestic Violencep. 1
Epidemiologyp. 1
Physical and Emotional Sequelae to Abusep. 2
Assessing and Intervening in Domestic Violencep. 3
Violence Screeningp. 3
Barriers to Screening and Acknowledgment of Abusep. 4
Clinical Cluesp. 6
Violence Screening Protocolsp. 6
Violence Screening Protocolsp. 8
Interventionp. 9
Documentationp. 11
2 Injury Patterns and Patterned Injuriesp. 17
3 Approach to the Serious or Multiple Trauma Patientp. 57
Forensic Approach to Patientp. 57
Physical Examination: The Primary Surveyp. 58
Secondary Survey and Historyp. 60
4 Penetrating Injuriesp. 63
Firearms Violencep. 63
Handgunsp. 63
Ballisticsp. 63
Entrance Wounds, Exit Wounds, and Clues to Range of Firep. 65
Graze Woundsp. 68
Shotgunsp. 68
Shotp. 70
Shotgun Slugs and Slug Woundsp. 71
Shotgun Woundsp. 71
Sharp-Force Injuriesp. 74
Forensic Evidencep. 76
The Chain of Custodyp. 79
5 Oral and Facial Injuriesp. 81
Step-Wise Examinationp. 81
Extra-Oral Examinationp. 81
Intra-Oral Examinationp. 98
Diagnosing Facial Traumap. 103
Radiologic Evaluationp. 103
6 Blunt Thoracic Traumap. 107
Critical Chest Injuriesp. 107
Tracheobronchial Tree Injuryp. 114
Pneumothoraxp. 114
Rupture of a Great Vessel and Hemothoraxp. 116
Cardiac Injury and Tamponadep. 117
Examination and Radiographsp. 118
Rib and Pulmonary Injuries and Flail Chestp. 118
7 Blunt Abdominal Traumap. 123
Assessmentp. 123
Treatmentp. 125
8 Trauma in Pregnancyp. 131
Anatomy, Physiology, and Injury Patterns of Pregnancyp. 132
Treatmentp. 134
Fetal Assessment and Injuriesp. 135
Follow-Upp. 136
9 Genital Traumap. 139
10 Musculoskeletal Injuriesp. 155
Physical Examinationp. 157
Injury Typesp. 160
11 Patient Populations and Special Considerationsp. 167
Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, and Bisexual (LGTB) Patientsp. 167
Patients With Disabilitiesp. 168
Culture and Domestic Violencep. 169
Children Who Witness Violencep. 169
Elderly Victimsp. 170
Appendices
A Professional Organizationsp. 176
B Suggested Screening Questionsp. 179
C Resources for Information About Patient Populations and Special Considerationsp. 183
D State Reporting Statutesp. 187
E Communication Toolsp. 189
F Sample Forensic Examination Documentationp. 191