SANE P Trial Education

SANE Nurse at Trial
December 11-12, 2014

Winona State University
Maxwell Hall, 2nd Floor,
Winona, MN 55987

 For more information
Fee: $200.00

Intended Audience
This course is designed for SANE/SAFE and other medical professionals who conduct medical evaluations of alleged child abuse victims and attorneys who need to prepare these witnesses.

This training requires attendees to prepare for a child abuse trial. The course combines lectures and practical court exercises to enhance the ability of the medical examiner to defend the medical evaluation from attacks by the defense

Payment Information

  • Early Bird Registration: $200 per registrant (payments must be post-marked by Oct. 31, 2014)
  • Registration Fee: $225 per registrant (registration deadline is Nov. 7, 2014

2015 SANE Training

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course
 January 12-16, 2015 

Unity Hospital
Unity Education Building
620 Osborne Rd NE
Fridley, MN 55432
763 236-4172 (Karine Zakroczymski’s office)

SANE Course Co-Coordinators/Program Planners
Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN Regions Hospital, SANE Program Supervisor
Karine Zakroczymski, RN, BSN, SANE-A Unity Hospital SANE Program Manager

This 40 hour, 5 day course is designed to give the nurse basic knowledge
of the role of the SANE nurse.
SANE Training Brochure

Critical Issues You Can’t Afford to Miss



Victims and Offenders –
Critical Issues You Can’t Afford to Miss

Anoka County Violence Against Women Training Initiative

Link to register

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:00 am to 4 pm
$25  Ticket price includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages

The Harvest Grill Event Center at Bunker Hills Golf Course
Coon Rapids, MN 55448


MNCASA Annual Training Symposium in Rochester, MN


MNCASA Annual Training Symposium in Rochester, MN

Keynote speakers
November 17, 2014
A Paradigm Shift: The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI)
Russell Strand

November 18, 2014
Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis: Structures, Functions and Patterns
Laura Martin and Dr. Alexandra Pierce

Check out the link for full conference details!

Education Opportunity on STIs


 Preconception, Reproductive and Sexual Public Health Forum

Presented by  the Nucleus Clinic 

 12:30 to 5:00

Unity Center for Learning and Development
620 Osborne Road, Fridley MN

Nucleus Clinic will lead the first north suburban reproductive health community forum Discussion and presentations will include components of reproductive health education, health care, services, principles of preconception counseling with a public health emphasis on symptoms and treatments of sexually transmitted infections. For more details

Key Components of Speculum & Anoscope Exam

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 Anogenital Anatomy Identification & Injury Documentation Review
with Key Components 
of Speculum & Anoscope Exam with Hands-On Practice

Date & Time:  Thursday, September 25 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location:  HCMC Simulation Lab –    directions and parking instructions
Park in the HCMC ramp and enter the SIM lab from the parking ramp elevators go to the lower level and follow the signs

Cost: $25 Space is limited,   to reserve your place,  please pay when you RSVP (upper right PayPal “Buy Now” Button or on the RSVP page)      


Additional Info:      2.5 CEUs will be provided    Light refreshments will be served


Barbara Kern-Pieh, RN, MSN, CNM, SANE-A, SANE-P
Barb is currently the Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Resource Service (SARS) at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis. As a Nurse-Midwife, Barb has delivered babies, provided prenatal care and mostly provided reproductive care for women and teens at clinics in the metropolitan area.  During her clinic hours, Barb also trained SANE examiners in the fine art and science of pelvic exam and genital evaluation. Ten years ago Barb became a SANE-A and is an examiner for patients who presented for care following sexual assault.  In 2010 Barb became certified SANE-P, and has developed the SANE-P team within SARS.  Barb will instruct attendees of this course on the genital evaluation and use of speculums to promote confidence in the examiner, and comfort for the patient.
Kristi Jarvis, BS, RN, SANE-A, EMT-B
Kristi is a SANE-A at both the Regions Hospital SANE program in St. Paul and the HCMC SARS program in Minneapolis.  She also works as a Research Nurse at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. She has been with Regions since 2011 and HCMC since 2013.  She received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing prior to focusing on her career in Forensic Nursing, after which she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice followed by a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing.  Kristi started her career in the field of medicine as an Emergency Medical Technician where she worked on a rural ambulance service in northern Minnesota for almost ten years.  She serves as a member on the Ramsey County multidisciplinary sexual assault protocol team as well as the statewide human trafficking task force.  Kristi is the current President of the Minnesota Chapter of the IAFN. She has presented at the local and national level, and is very passionate about this field.

Course Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with speculum and anoscope options and demonstrate ability to choose appropriate instrument needed specific to patient & exam
  2. Demonstrate proper insertion technique appropriate for the patient and exam needs
  3. Describe various patient positions used for conducting exams
  4. Explain method(s) for collecting evidence (and number of swabs per site) while conducting speculum and anoscope exams
  5. Adequately identify anogenital anatomy
  6. Demonstrate accurate documentation of anogenital injury using appropriate forensic terminology



Great resource: Prepping for Court

The Forensic Healthcare Online website is an amazing online resource for Forensic Nurses.

If you have never perused the FHO site this would be an excellent time to start!
Sign-up for the emails so you can quickly keep up with webinars that are available, news stories  and articles.

Jenifer Markowitz just added a new resource list of articles and books that can help when preparing to testify.

Prepping for Court

Don’t forget to check out the Resources page on this website, I keep adding information as I find it. Let me know if there are topics you would find useful and I will add it to our Resources page!


July 24th Education on Elder Abuse is Cancelled!

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The MN IAFN Chapter cancelled the July 24th Education.

Please check back soon for our future education opportunities!

July 24, 2014 Education on Elder Abuse


Expand your forensic skills with our July Education on Elder Abuse.
Colleen Schmitt will discuss the different forms of elder abuse, ways to identify
victims and services available for elders. Karine Zakroczymski will share the
Allina Program Elder Abuse documentation form and discuss tips for
documentation from the Forensic Nurses point of view. We will time for
discussion on how we can better serve our elderly abuse victims.

July 24, 2014                       
6:30-8:30 pm
Cornerstone Office
1000 East 80th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

Colleen Schmitt, Director of Day One  Cornerstone
Karine Zakroczymski,  Allina SANE Program Manager

2 CEUs   $10 for SANEs, no charge for advocates
Appetizers and desserts will be provided

Sexual Violence in Later Life

May 29, 2014 Education Event


Serving Patients with Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities

Paris Gatlin
Senior Advocate
Program and Service Supervisor
ARC Greater Twin Cities

Paris will talk about the increased risks of sexual assault in people with
intellectual and cognitive disabilities, the special needs of this
population and how we can better serve them.

Michelle Uetz, M.Ed., BS
Special Education Teacher
Prescott High School

Michelle will discuss tips to talk to youth and their parents about
healthy sexual behaviors and resources.


There is a Jimmy John’s next door to ARC if you would like to
pick up a sandwich to eat before the meeting.

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