Web-Based Sexual Assault Examiner Course
Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants serving American Indian/Alaska Native patients are invited to learn the elements of conducting comprehensive medical forensic examinations in cases involving sexual assault.
View the training flyer here. Time to complete course: 40 hours
Registration is free to providers from IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health care facilities. Providers from referral facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native victims of sexual abuse are also eligible to attend at no cost.
This is a 40-hour, self paced online course. Once it begins, you may view the course at any time of the day or night.
Additional information, including course objectives, instructors, and continuing education information is available by selecting a course below.
Professional Requirements: You must hold an active, unrestricted license as an RN, Advanced Practice RN, MD, DO, or PA to take this course. This course is intended for practitioners who will be performing hands-on Medical Forensic Exams.
System Requirements: Desktop or Laptop Computer with updated operating system. High Speed Internet is recommended. Additionally, you will need access to YouTube and a PDF Reader like Adobe Reader. These courses are not optimized for viewing on a Tablet/iPad/Phone and may not track your course progress properly.
Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses and physicians involved in the treatment and care of patients who have been victims of sexual assault.
This activity is funded by Indian Health Service.
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.
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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants involved in the treatment and care of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
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:
Executive Director, Arkansas State Crime Lab Little Rock, AR
Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault- SANE Coordinator Provo, UT
SAFE Technical Assistance Coordinator, International Association of Forensic Nurses Elkridge, MD
Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Scientist,Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health Colorado Springs, CO
National Indian Country Training Coordinator, Department of Justice Columbia, SC
Forensic Nurse Consultant, Forensic Nurse Services Anchorage, AK
Deputy, Defense Counsel Assistance Program, US Navy Washington, DC
Forensic Nurse Examiner, Memorial Health System Colorado Springs, CO
Detective Sergeant, Phoenix Police Department Phoenix, AZ
Deputy Executive Director, Just Detention International Los Angeles, CA
CEO, International Association of Forensic Nurses Elkridge, MD
Physician Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Information about obtaining your certificate is provided within the course.
CME Method of Participation and Request for Credit:
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period Feb 13, 2020 -Apr 30, 2020, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
Physicians: 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 the assigned code in the box, and hit enter
4. Click on the activity title
5. Complete the online post test and evaluation and obtain your CME certificate to download and/or print for your files.
Upon completion of the online post test 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.
This course requires a Laptop or Desktop Computer, a modern web browser (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome), Adobe Flash and access to YouTube.
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Association of Forensic Nurses
This activity is funded by Indian Health Service.