Articles from September 2017

Update on Emergency Contraception and STIs

Did you miss the MN IAFN Chapter Education Event – Update on Emergency Contraception and STIs? 

No problem! You can now view the 2 hour presentation by Kelsey Lessard DNP, APRN, CNP and receive 2 ANNC approved Contact Hours*

The Webinar is free for MN IAFN Members – email to request the password to access the webinar, the handouts and Contact Hours certificate.

Not a member?  You can pay $10.00 with PayPal link.
When you are finished paying click Return To Merchant
watch the webinar and then email to obtain the Contact Hour Certificate.


*ANCC contact hours are great for SANE certification renewal – from the IAFN Certification Renewal Handbook –  Six contact hours for SANE certification renewal must be provided by an accredited/approved continuing nursing education provider.

Clinical Skills lab

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

 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.