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. Using on line modules, a nationally developed virtual SANE DVD and classroom time, this course will provide the basic didactic and clinical information to begin the process of becoming a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) for adolescent and adult vic ms. The training includes presentations from SANE nurses, local law enforcement, district attorney’s office, advocates and therapists working with vic ms 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.
This 44 hour course will include 20 hours of on-line modules which must be completed by February 9th, 2017.
Class Day 1: Post test and discussion of content in on-line modules. Agency experts will provide presentations on role of SANE, advocates, myth about rape, techniques in working with victims and offenders.
Class Day 2: Agency experts will provide presentations on role of law enforcement, understanding the criminal justice system, role of the defense attorney and sexual assault response teams. Introduction to the 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 include injury identification and documentation. Practice genital examination and photo-documentation of injury will be included. Program types and development will be explored.
Scholarships are available for nurses who will be working with a hospital or SANE team. Email us at [email protected] for more information.