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
Hopi Health Care Center
Polacca, Arizona 86042
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
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.
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