Trained forensic nurse examiner teams are the standard in many communities throughout the country for providing both evidence collection examinations and sensitive, compassionate care following sexual assault and rape. This course utilizes online modules, a nationally developed virtual SANE DVD, and classroom time to provide the necessary didactic and clinical information to begin the process of becoming a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) for adolescent and adult victims. The training includes presentations from SANE nurses, local law enforcement, district attorney’s office, advocates and therapists working with victims of sexual assault and rape. Practical experience with a focus on assessment and photo-documentation of injury is a primary objective of this course.
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation for 44 Contact hours. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.
20 hours of online modules must be finished before the beginning of class on February 8th, 2018.
Class Day 1: Post-test and discussion of content in online modules. Agency experts will provide presentations on the role of SANE, advocates, myths about rape, techniques in working with victims and offenders.
Class Day 2: Agency experts will provide presentations on the role of law enforcement, understanding the criminal justice system, role of the defense attorney and sexual assault response teams. Female and male genital anatomy and physiology as well as documentation of genital and non-genital trauma.
Class Day 3: Skills Workshop Day includes demonstration and practice interviewing patients, and obtaining informed consent. Sessions will consist of injury identification and documentation. Practice genital examination and photo-documentation of injury. Program types and development will be explored.
Scholarships are available for nurses who will be working with a hospital or SANE team. To request a scholarship contact our Forensic Nursing Program Manager Susan Chasson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 376-6962.
151 S University Ave
Room 1600 & 1601
Provo, UT 84601
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