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Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Examiner - Live/In-Person (Polacca, AZ)
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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.

1/27/2020 to 1/31/2020
Where: Hopi Health Care Center
Highway 264
Milepost 388
Polacca, Arizona  86042
United States
Contact: 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.

Target Audience: 

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. 

Program Overview: 

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. 

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able 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


    Presenter(s):

    Adult/Adolescent Forensic Medical Examiners

    Nursing Accreditation Statement:

    The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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.

    Media: Live


    Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs or accommodations (ie, physical accessibility, etc.). Please contact tribalforensichealthcare@forensicnurses.org prior to the live event.