Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants are invited to attend this five-day, classroom-based sexual assault examiner (SAE) training. During this 40-hour classroom (didactic) class, participants will learn the elements of conducting comprehensive adult/adolescent medical forensic examinations in cases involving sexual assault.
3/9/2020 to 3/13/2020
Rapid City, South Dakota
Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project
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Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants serving American Indian/Alaska Native patients are invited to learn the elements of conducting comprehensive Adult/Adolescent medical forensic examinations in cases involving sexual assault.
This training will provide clinical information, along with the cultural and historical information necessary for completing a medical forensic evaluation on the American Indian/Alaska Native populations that Indian Health Services provide services to.
- Recognize the magnitude of the problem of sexual assault in Native American/Alaska Native communities
- Implement effective communication strategies when working with AI/AN peoples
- Analyze the health consequences of sexual assault/abuse
- Identify best practices when working with prison rape victims
- Prepare the patient for the anogenital examination
- Identify assessment techniques and identification of strangulation injury
- Discuss the anogenital anatomy as it changes through the lifespan
- Recognize the limitations in testimony regarding the presence or absence of anogenital injury
- Describe the benefits of employing commonly used assessment tools during the anogenital examination
- Distinguish between traumatic injury, disease process and normal examinations
- Explain the benefits and limitations of using photography as a documentation tool in sexual assault cases.
- Explain the benefits and limitations of using a colposcope to document anogenital findings post sexual assault
- Differentiate appropriate time frames for evidence collection in the sexually assaulted adolescent and adult
- Explain the anonymous evidence collection system
- Define and describe drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assault
- Discuss evidence collection in the unconscious patient suspected of having been sexually assaulted
- Differentiate between evidence collection in victims of sexual assault, and evidence collection in suspect examinations
- Demonstrate documentation of the physical assessment using the written (electronic) word and body maps and diagrams
- Explain the health risks associated with being sexually assaulted
Adult/Adolescent Forensic Medical Examiners
Physician Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the International Association of Forensic Nurses. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation:
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Accreditation Statement:
The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nursing Credit Designation:
The International Association of Forensic Nurses designates this live activity for 40 Nursing CE Credits.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.
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