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Clinical Skills Labs in 2018

Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday 0730-1630

February 17 and 18, 2018
April 28 and 29, 2018
September 29 and 30, 2018

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, obtaining a medicolegal history, 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.

This offering has been approved for 16.0 nursing continuing education contact hours. The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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 SANE Program Supervisor

Regions Hospital
Mail Stop 11901A
640 Jackson St

Registration form

Clinical Skills Training Scholarships

Limited scholarships for this training may be available through the Office for Victims of Crime. Grant applicants must document their work with victims for at least a year.  This can be work with victims in your regular roles or as a volunteer.  Most of the new SANEs who participate in a skills lab do not have a year as a SANE so you must document other work with victims and the benefit that victims will receive by the nurse attending the skills lab.  Awards will be made based on need, to applicants whose organizations have insufficient funds to support their participation.

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.