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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)      

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

Instructors:

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

 

 

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