Case Study: You are working in the emergency department when a 15-year-old female presents with obvious bruising of the face and upper extremities. She is crying and reports that her boyfriend punched her in the face and grabbed her by the arms last night during a fight they had.

  • What are your priority actions?
  • What anticipatory guidance should the nurse provide to this client regarding intimate partner violence?
  • Being a mandated reporter, who should the nurse notify regarding this incident?
  • What support is available for this client after discharge from the emergency room?