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Advanced Forensic Nursing Course

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The Mercy Forensic Nurse Program is coordinating an educational opportunity focused on
intimate partner violence, vulnerable adults, and non-sexual child abuse.

Advanced Forensic Nursing Course
April 12,13 & 14 2017
Allina Health
Unity Education Building
620 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

Brochure which includes registration information.
Cost:
Allina Employees– $25.00
Non-Allina Employees- $100.00
(lunch and snacks provided)

This course is geared for sexual assault nurse examiners who wish to increase their
knowledge base and expand their practice. The 24 hour Sexual Assault Nurse examiner
course is a entry level course for sexual assault nurse examiners, this course is built
as a staple from that course.

CEU’s will be provided.

SANE training April 24-28, 2017

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SAVE THE DATE!

SANE A Training
Sponsored by SVJI@MNCASA

April 24-28, 2017

8-5 pm every day

Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge Hotel
St. Paul, MN

 Registration link and email Linda Walther lwalther@mncasa.org if you have questions.

Registration is $200 with breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided throughout the week.

Space is limited to 25 nurses with priority given to nurses practicing in MN.

Registration Info link

ANCC application for 40 Contact Hours in process.

MN IAFN Annual Business Meeting and Education Event

January 12, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 pm
Social Hour and Business meeting
Food and beverages will be provided
7:30 – 8:30 pm   Education event 1 CEU


Contextualizing the Fifty Shades Phenomenon:
The Role of Consent in BDSM Encounters and Relationships 

Speaker –   Garret Drew
LocationWilder Conference Center
Room 2610
451 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55104
Parking ramp next to the building is free

RSVP

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and define basic terminology commonly used in BDSM
    relationships and communities.
  2. Discuss BDSM relationships and encounters with clients in ways that
    are de-pathologizing and sex positive.
  3. Identify differences between kink and abusive behavior.

Garrett Drew is a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Leadership, Policy,
and Development at the University of Minnesota and has been involved
with sexual assault advocacy since 2005.

 

SANE Clinical Skills Lab

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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 November 5 and 6, 2016 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.

For more info contact Ellen Johnson, Supervisor of the Regions Hospital SANE program.  Ellen can be contacted through email or by phone, ellen.m.johnson@healthpartners.com, 651-254-1611.  Registration information

Clinical Skills Lab Flyer

Clinical Skills Lab location
Regions Hospital Simulation Center, 7th Floor
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101

Cost $500

16 CEU’s

Skills Lab Dates/times: Saturday and Sunday- November 5 and 6, 0800-1700.

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.  Please visit the OVC TTAC Web site to print out the application. https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/HowWeCanHelp/dspPDscholarship.cfm.   (Mail it, or email it, or fax it by October 1, but do not apply online because the official deadline is 60 days prior to the course.  OVC has made a special exception for us for this skills lab.) When filling out the application emphasize your experience working with crime victims.  This experience can be in your regular positions or volunteer work.

If scholarships are awarded participants could be reimbursed for expenses up to $1000.  SANEs should not wait for a response to their scholarship application to register and pay for the course since it will likely be filled by then

MN IAFN Chapter Education Event – HIV Prophylaxis and Access to HIV Medications

Combined Education and 2017 Elections Event

One of the biggest challenges for SANEs can be HIV nPEP and figuring
out how to get the medications for their patients.
Chuck Howland, Pharmacist will be giving a presentation on
HIV Prophylaxis and Access to HIV Medications
at our November 10, 2016 Education Event.

Please consider becoming a MN IAFN Chapter Board member
We will be electing a Secretary/Treasurer and President Elect for 2017
The candidates will be presented at this meeting

If you are interested or have questions please email mnforensicnurses@gmail.com 

November 10, 2016
6:30-8:30 pm

RSVP

Unity Education Building
620 Osborne Rd NE
Fridley, MN 55432

6:30-7:30 pm Dinner, Social Hour and 2017 Election Information

  • Dinner and wine will be provided
  • Introduce candidates for open Board positions
  • Voting begins November 15, 2016

7:30-8:30 Education

  • HIV Prophylaxis and Access to HIV Medications  
  • Chuck Howland Lead Pharmacist Walgreen’s Pharmacy – Uptown
  • 1 CEU

One Day Trauma -Informed Practices Conference

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Registration and more information 

2 Education Opportunities on Sexual Exploitation

MN ACEP

Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation

The MN ACEP has a new 7 module series on sexual exploitation
2 modules presented by Pam DeWitt-Meza RN, SANE A, SANE P
“Immediate Resources After Identification”
“Tips, Pitfalls and Landmines”
2 modules presented by Amy Stoesz MD – Regions SANE Program Medical Director
“The Patient Encounter” and “Legal Tips”

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 “Red Light Green Light”

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Park Library
St Paul, MN

As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking,
many consider legalizing prostitution.
Two filmmakers travel across ten countries to explore the issue,
attempting to answer the question:
“How can we prevent sexual exploitation before it happens in
the first place?” Though governments are getting better at
prosecuting traffickers and providing aftercare to victims,
it is time we begin to ask the question of what lies at the root.

 

 

IAFN Clinical Skills Lab Training

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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 November 5 and 6, 2016 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.

For more info contact Ellen Johnson, Supervisor of the Regions Hospital SANE program.  Ellen can be contacted through email or by phone, ellen.m.johnson@healthpartners.com, 651-254-1611.  Registration information

Clinical Skills Lab Flyer

Clinical Skills Lab location
Regions Hospital Simulation Center, 7th Floor
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101

Cost $500

16 CEU’s

Skills Lab Dates/times: Saturday and Sunday- November 5 and 6, 0800-1700.

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.  Please visit the OVC TTAC Web site to print out the application. https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/HowWeCanHelp/dspPDscholarship.cfm.   (Mail it, or email it, or fax it by October 1, but do not apply online because the official deadline is 60 days prior to the course.  OVC has made a special exception for us for this skills lab.) When filling out the application emphasize your experience working with crime victims.  This experience can be in your regular positions or volunteer work.

If scholarships are awarded participants could be reimbursed for expenses up to $1000.  SANEs should not wait for a response to their scholarship application to register and pay for the course since it will likely be filled by then

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault – September 8, 2016

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault – Don’t miss this opportunity to learn
about current drugs that are being used to facilitate sexual assault
and patterns of symptoms that can indicate intoxication with specific substances.

September 8, 2016
6:30-8:30 pm
Regions Hospital
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101
Room  C 2000

2 CEUs     RSVP
Free for MN IAFN Chapter members
$10 for non-members
No charge for advocates

Parking vouchers available 

Dr. Michael Kinnan did his Residency at Regions Hospital and Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Regions Hospital and HCMC. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kinnan is currently working in the Buffalo ED and is a Physician Toxicology Consultant for the Minnesota Regional Poison Control Center.

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IAFN Conference Scholarships available

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For the first time ever – the Minnesota IAFN Chapter will award three $500 scholarships to forensic nurses from Minnesota to attend the annual
International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice 

September 29 – October 2, 2016 In Denver Colorado

Who May Apply? All Forensic Nurses in Minnesota.
One scholarship will be awarded to a forensic nurse going to the annual conference for the first time. Minnesota IAFN Chapter members will be given priority for two of the scholarships.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by July 11, 2016

The three scholarship awardees will be notified by July 18, 2016 (in time for the early registration fee)

The scholarships will be given  to the awardees after a copy of the conference registration fee is submitted to mnforensicnurses@gmail.com.

If you are interested in applying please fill out the application form 

Questions? email mnforensicnurses@gmail.com