This book is designed to provide a quick resource for practicing emergency room nurses, pediatric critical care nurses, school nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers. Student practitioners will also find the content helpful and readily useable as a reference guide. The book provides current, concise and easy-to-use information in short chapters that will assist practitioners with the prevention, identification, and management of victims and offenders. This content can be integrated into advanced family and pediatric curricula and can also be used in primary, community, and acute care pediatric and family settings as a useful, ongoing reference.
is an Associate Professor at the Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton, NY. She received her PhD and postmasters in psychiatric nursing from Adelphi University, her postmasters in forensic nursing from Duquesne University, and her masters in pediatric nursing from Columbia University. In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Muscari has published more than 60 professional articles, several professional book chapters, and authored numerous newspaper and consumer articles. Dr. Muscari's research and works have also been well publicized. She has been interviewed by such publications as: Parents Magazine, Family Circle, Christian Science Monitor, Better Homes & Gardens, The Futurist, USAToday, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the LA Times. She has also interviewed by national and Canadian radio programs, including NPR and Ask Heloise.