Nov 08, 2021 9:02 PM

HaysMed recognizes specialists during Forensic Nurses Week

Posted Nov 08, 2021 9:02 PM
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"Forensic nurses play an integral role in bridging the gap between law and medicine. They should be in each and every emergency room." —
U.S. President Joseph Biden

Violence and trauma occur every day, everywhere, worldwide. This week, November 8 to 12, is Forensic Nurses Week. This special week has been dedicated to honor the extraordinary work of nurses who practice in this unique nursing specialty. Forensic nurses have the knowledge and expertise to decrease the healthcare consequences of violence, improve patient recovery, and lower healthcare costs. As the fastest growing nursing specialty, forensic nursing serves to ensure that patients who are affected by violence receive expert, compassionate, and comprehensive care.

HaysMed is dedicated to providing care to those affected by violence. Serving Hays and the greater western Kansas region, our Forensic Program strives to provide prompt evaluation, coordinated care, and appropriate treatment.

"In our rural community, it is important that we provide specialized care to patients spanning all ages” said Trisha Haskell, HaysMed Forensic Program Coordinator. “Collaborating with community partners, our goal is to ensure the health and safety of all people we encounter.”

For more information concerning the HaysMed Forensic Program, contact Trisha Haskell at 785-261-7123 or [email protected]