TITLE

A different kind of house call

AUTHOR(S)
Greenwood, Marc D.
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Mar2003, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines how firefighters in the U.S. should respond to domestic-violence calls. Main types of domestic violence; American College of Emergency Physicians' recognition of domestic violence as a serious public health problem; Responsibilities of on-scene incidence commanders; Completion of a history and physical examination; Training of firefighters on how to talk to victims and write a report; Signs of domestic abuse.
ACCESSION #
11473781

 

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