This powerful session will explore the “hidden” problems of gang violence (from the perspective of the Nurse, the Physician, and the wound care team) as well as the complex wounds sustained as a result of civilian injuries. Highlighted will be the aftermath of these violent and traumatic wounds, the clinical and social impact, prevention and intervention initiatives, and the role of the wound care team in this process.
Describe the epidemiology of youth gang violence
Review the impact in terms of wound care management on the health system
Review the role of the medical community (wound care team) in prevention/intervention of youth gang violence