GHS sponsoring seminar on forensics Feb. 23

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GHS sponsoring seminar on forensics Feb. 23

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Forensics and what health care workers should know about violence are the topics of a conference Monday, Feb. 23, at Wachesaw Conference Center.

Sponsored by Georgetown Hospital System and intended for health care workers, law enforcement workers, victim advocates and the general public, the event is set for 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $25.

 The sessions will feature speakers from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the state crime lab and the Children's Recovery Center. Topics will include how to interview patients, evidence gathering, electronic stalking and an overview of the state's mandatory reporting laws, as well as laws that health care professionals should know.

Speakers will include Lt. Robin Taylor of SLED, Courtney Thompson of the CSI State Crime Lab, Louise Carson of the Children’s Recovery Center and Gina Carbino, BSN, RN, SANE,  a sexual assault nurse examiner, who works at Georgetown Hospital System. Carbino also serves on the board of directors for the Rape Crisis Center for Horry and Georgetown counties and is a certified victim’s advocate through the South Carolina attorney general’s office. For more information or to register, call 843-527-7105. The class does provide CNE credits.

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