What do I do as a nurse if I find bruises on a child under my care in the home.

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    EGRposted 7 years ago

    What do I do as a nurse if I find bruises on a child under my care in the home.

    what is the best course of action and what do I not want to do?

  2. ttrash profile image58
    ttrashposted 7 years ago

    how old is the child? If old enough to talk, ask them how they got the bruises. If they avoid talking about it, perhaps it may be something to worry about. If bruises or other marks continue to show up, you can always leave an anonymous tip with either police or child services.

  3. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    Check your state laws. If you are a mandatory reporter you are required by law to report any suspected child abuse to the proper authorities.

 
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