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This presentation will include discussions on how to recognize effects of drug exposure on patients seeking forensic care, considerations for forensic exam administration, such as consent and sample collection, as well as a review of additional best practices related to drug-facilitated sexual assault.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/28/2019
When: 1:00 PM
Where: At your Computer
Your City
United States
Presenter: Bethany Copper, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nurse Examimer
Contact: Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project


Online registration is available until: 3/28/2019
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Target Audience: 

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of medical and behavioral health professionals involved in the care of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

 

Program Overview: 

 

This presentation will include discussions on how to recognize effects of drug exposure on patients seeking forensic care, considerations for forensic exam administration, such as consent and sample collection, as well as a review of additional best practices related to drug-facilitated sexual assault. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will have increased knowledge of expected effects of various drugs and specific intervention that will assist with adjusting  their approach to a forensic exam.


Technical Requirements: 

This webinar requires a computer with:

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows: XP (Service Pack 3), Vista, 7, 8, & 10 (32 & 64 bit)
  • Mac: OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11 (For access to all features, presenters must be on Mac OSX 10.8+)
  • Linux: 2.6+ kernel; 64 bit; x86 CPU required


Supported Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer: 7+
  • Firefox: 31+
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari: 5.0+

Required Plugins:

  • Adobe Flash 11+ 

 

 

Presenter(s):

 

Bethany Copper, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nurse Examiner

 
Bethany Copper is a Forensic Nurse Examiner with 7 years of forensic nursing experience. She haspracticed in Pennsylvania and Colorado in both urban and rural areas. She is certified as anadult/adolescent and pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Her background is in emergency nursing,where she has practiced in a variety of settings from large, urban trauma centers to critical accesshospitals. In addition to her nursing degrees, she also earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biologyfrom Grove City College. Her master’s degree is in nursing education, which she completed at RobertMorris University. Bethany has a passion for nursing education as well as the promotion and expansionof forensic nursing services. She works for the UCHealth Memorial Hospital Forensic Nurse ExaminerTeam in Colorado Springs and as a trainer with the Colorado SANE/SAFE Project.

 

Physician Accreditation Statement:

   In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

  

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for 1.5 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 1.5 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.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Bethany Copper
Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.  The IAFN planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Nursing CE: 

For any questions relating to Nursing CE , please contact us at tribalforensichealthcare@iafn.org.

CME Method of Participation and Request for Credit:

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period Oct 18, 2018, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

How to Obtain your CME Certificate

PIM supports Green CME by offering your Request for Credit online. If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please follow the steps below:

 

1.       Go to CME University at: www.cmeuniversity.com and register or login

2.       Once logged in, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” at the top of the page

3.       Type in 14318 in the box, and hit enter

4.       Click on the activity title

5.       Complete the online posttest and evaluation and obtain your CME/CEU certificate to download and/or print for your files.

 

Upon completion of the online posttest and evaluation form, you will have immediate access to a certificate of attendance to print or save for your files. You can save your certificate by selecting the “Save” option on the print screen. 

  

For any questions relating to CME (physician) certification for this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at: inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.

 

Media: 

 

Internet Activity

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: 

 

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Disclaimer: 

 

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

 

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Association of Forensic Nurses

This activity is funded by Indian Health Service.