{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Improving the Forensic Documentation of Injuries Through Alternate Light: A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership

Activity Steps

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe issues related to the use of an alternate light source (ALS) in forensic medical examinations.
  2. Outline steps in the development and evaluation of an ALS implementation program.

Learning Outcomes

Seventy-five percent of participants will demonstrate competency in clinical reasoning regarding the use of an alternate light source (ALS) in forensic medical examinations as well as the process of developing and evaluating an ALS implementation program to improve the assessment and documentation of bruises among adult patients with a history of interpersonal violence by achieving a minimum score of 70% on the outcomes-based posttest.
Price: $24.95


  • ANCC 2.5 CH
  • DC - BON 2.5 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 CH
  • GA - BON 2.5 CH
  • NM - BON 2.5 CH
  • SC - BON 2.5 CH
  • WV - BOERN 2.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Georgia Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board of Nursing, and West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, #50-1223.

Test Code: JFN0123
Published: Jan/Mar 2023
Expires: 3/6/2026
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Katherine N. Scafide, PhD, RN; Rachell A. Ekroos, PhD, FNP-BC, AFN-BC, FAAN; R. Kevin Mallinson, PhD, RN, FAAN; Abeer Alshahrani, MSN, RN; Jessica Volz, DNP, CRNP, FNE A/P, FNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P, NE-BC; Debra S. Holbrook, MSN, RN, SANE-A, FNE A/P, DF-AFN, FAAN; Matthew J. Hayat, PhD, MS