While assessing a child who has unusual injuries, a nurse suspects that abuse or violence is going on in the child's home. Which of the following would be part of gathering forensic evidence for this case?


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- Obtaining consent for photographs

- Identifying the abuse and reporting it to child protective services

- Providing pain medication for injuries incurred

- Asking the child if someone is hurting her


When a nurse cares for a child who is a victim of abuse, the nurse may need to gather forensic evidence, which are findings that may be used later in a trial. This may include taking photographs of the child's injuries. Consent should be obtained before taking photos; however, once the abuse has been reported, consent is usually not necessary before photographing evidence.

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