Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician
assistants caring for American Indian/Alaska Native patients in the USA are
invited to attend this five-day, classroom based pediatric sexual assault
examiner (PSAE) training. During this 40-hour classroom (didactic) class,
participants will learn the elements of conducting comprehensive pediatric medical
forensic examinations in cases involving sexual abuse/assault.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and physicians involved in the treatment and care of pediatric patients who have been victims of sexual abuse/assault.
Statement of Need/Program Overview:
Clinicians evaluating patients who have experienced sexual assault often fail to recognize the importance of comprehensive medical treatment and evaluation of the patient, which is included in the medical forensic examination. They lack basic training in performing the medical forensic evaluation of the patient, and are unable to provide the services or the care necessary to prevent long term health sequelae in the aftermath of sexual violence. Current peer reviewed literature indicates that to provide the best outcomes for the patient in terms of their health and well-being, a provider needs specialized education and training in the care of this patient population. This online 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:
- Describe critical cultural concepts to understand when working with tribal communities.
- Discuss the scope of violence against AI/AN people in the US.
- Discuss the role and duties of a pediatric SAE.
- Define Evidence Based Practice (EBP).
- Differentiate how children react to trauma
- Recognize the impact trauma informed treatment may have on a child who has experienced sexual abuse.
- Define and distinguish between types of child maltreatment.
- Discuss the co-occurrence of various types of child maltreatment.
- Define “minor.”
- Describe perpetrators of sexual violence.
- Describe typical growth and development across childhood
- Explain informed consent as it applies to childhood
- Discuss obtaining a history from sources other than the patient
- Define and discuss the misuses of sexual maturity rating scales in child pornography cases
- Identify assessment techniques and the identification of strangulation injury in children
- Examine the regulatory requirements when for caring for a pediatric patient who has been sexually assaulted
Kimberly Nash, BSN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Kim Nash is a Forensic Nursing Specialist for the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) since May 2017, providing medical forensic training and technical assistance. She earned her BSN from Regis
University in 1998 and became a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in 2006. Dual board certified as a SANE-A and a SANE-P, she has been part of a team of forensic nurses since 2006 at Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health in Colorado Springs,
Colorado who provide medical forensic care to more than 1800 patients per year who are victims of violence (sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, strangulation, human trafficking). She served on the Board of Directors
for the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) 2012-2014, and is a Past President of the Colorado Chapter of IAFN. Additionally, she provides clinical skills training through Memorial Hospital’s Simulation Laboratory, utilizing live models
and teaching sexual assault care to providers from across the US, with a special emphasis on those working in rural or underserved areas. In 2012, she served as an international consultant for a USAID project in Swaziland, Africa, mentoring
local health care professionals in the care of pediatric rape patients with an emphasis on the prevention of HIV. Ms. Nash was involved as the medical consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for a project addressing
the response to sexual gender-based violence in Egypt and in August 2015 and October 2016 she traveled to Cairo to teach. She was involved with a similar international project (2017) with the IAFN and IACP addressing organized crime and gender-based
violence in Mexico. Ms Nash has extensive experience providing training to various disciplines on sexual violence across the lifespan, intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, strangulation and human trafficking.
Nicole Stahlmann, MN, RN, SANE-A, AFN-BC
Nicole Stahlmann serves as a Forensic Nursing Specialist, providing training and technical assistance. A registered nurse with 10 years of clinical experience, Nicole has dedicated her career to forensic nursing. She received her Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A) certificate in 2015 and received her Advance Forensic Nurse Board Certification (AFN-BC) in 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to her work with the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), Nicole served as the Clinical Program Manager for the District of Columbia Forensic Nurse Examiners. Nicole continues to practice clinically, providing care for patients who have experienced violence. Nicole was an emergency department nurse at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University, School of Nursing, teaching both undergraduate and Master students. Beginning in 2018, Nicole worked with the United States Department of State to consult on sexual assault policies and procedures. She has trained their healthcare providers in patient centered, trauma-informed medical care of the sexual assault patient in the overseas environment. Nicole has been active in the forensic nursing community having served as the Secretary for the Maryland - District of Columbia IAFN Chapter, was an active member of the DC Sexual Assault Response Team, and she also served as Secretary, President-Elect, and President on the Foundation Board of the IAFN.
Physician Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and 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 enduring material for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Continuing Education 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 Continuing Education Credit Designation:
The International Association of Forensic Nurses designates this 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. 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
Kim Nash, BSN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Nicole Stahlmann, MN, RN, SANE-A, AFN-BC
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 following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
The following International Association of Forensic Nurses planners and managers, Kim Day, RN, FNE A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Sarah Tucker, BA, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months
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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.
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