Articles from July 2017

Child Abuse Summit April 26-27, 2018

Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team will increase providers’ and professionals’ comfort level in identifying and treating cases of child and family maltreatment as well as in the multidisciplinary response from investigation through prosecution.

Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team is designed to provide medical and professionals from all disciplines with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to properly identify and respond to all types of child and family maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect.  These professionals will have the opportunity to learn about child and family maltreatment within the context of a multidisciplinary team response.

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Friday, April 27, 2018

Where: Millennium Hotel, 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Who: The anticipated audience for this activity includes physicians, nurses, pathologists, law enforcement, attorneys, social workers, CPS workers, emergency department personnel and first responders, and all other related professionals.


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Wednesday Evening Pre-Conference – Pediatric Sexual Assault Case Review
April 25, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wilf Family Center, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

In the preceding decade numerous advancements have been made in the arena of evaluating children for concerns of sexual abuse which has placed many more tools in the toolkit for healthcare professionals performing these examinations. Throughout the case studies and image review, the learner will be exposed to: varying presentations that cloak child sexual abuse, appearance of genital structures in children, the appearance of traumatic genital findings as well as non-traumatic findings that may mimic abuse. In addition, the learner will be given tools from the laboratory that can greatly impact the overall impression when evaluating a child for sexual abuse. The interactive case study and image review will assist the learner in what they might do if they were walking in the shoes of the responsible medical provider.

The Child Abuse Summit 2018 is Presented by the Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Credit Information:
Up to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Up  to 16.5 ANCC contact hours
Up to 16.5 continuing education hours; Minnesota Board of Social Work
Applications have been made for additional categories of continuing education credit.
The website will be updated upon approval.
View website for complete accreditation information.
* Credit amounts listed above reflect attendance at both the Pre-Conference and the General Session.

IAFN Clinical Skills Lab Training

IAFN Clinical Skills Lab Training   (brochure)

Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2017, 0730-1630

Have you taken the 40 hour SANE course but still need experience performing medical forensic exams for adult/adolescent sexual assault patients?  If so, this 16 hour IAFN Clinical Skills Lab is for you.

This 16 hour Clinical Skills Lab will provide the nurse hands on Sexual Assault Examination training with live models.  The Skills lab includes training and practice on pelvic speculum insertion, interviewing, evidence collection and handling, anoscopy, and photography.  The Skills Lab will provide training and practice with developing a plan of care, discharge/safety planning, and risk assessment for STI’s, pregnancy, and HIV with discussions regarding options for prophylaxis of each.  This Clinical Skills Lab is designed to provide clinical practice to nurses who are new SANEs or SANEs who have not had the opportunity to perform many exams.  The Skills Lab will increase the nurse’s skill and confidence with performing medical forensic examination of the adult and adolescent sexual assault patient.

Course Location
Regions Hospital
Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Central Building
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101

Program Contact
Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN
SANE Program Supervisor
Regions Hospital
Mail Stop 11901A
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101

Clinical Skills Training Scholarships

Limited scholarships for this training may be available through the
Office for Victims of Crime for SANEs who work directly with
crime victims.  Awards will be made based on need, to applicants
whose organizations have insufficient funds to support their participation.
Interested parties must contact OVC TTAC directly.  

Please visit the OVC TTAC Website to apply:
Scholarship applications must be received 60 days before the event.

 Prerequisite:  The nurse must have attended a 40 hour SANE course prior to
attending the Clinical Skills Lab.  This could either be a SANE-A course or
SANE-P course, although the skills lab focuses on the adult and adolescent patient.
You must be a licensed RN.

IAFN Conference Scholarships

The Minnesota IAFN Chapter awarded four $500 scholarships to forensic nurses from
Minnesota to attend the Annual
International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice
October 11 –  October 14, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 The SANEs are –
Abbie –  St Paul
Billie Jo – Grand Rapids
Deb – Central Minnesota
Susan – Rochester
If you are attending the conference – let us know – we will be having a MN IAFN Chapter meeting during the conference and we would love to see you there!