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SANE Training April 24-28, 2017

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SANE A Training
Sponsored by SVJI@MNCASA

April 24-28, 2017

Monday – Friday   8:00 – 5:00 pm

Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge Hotel
St. Paul, MN


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 Link  or go to

When you register, you will receive a confirmation email from Linda with additional information.

The training is 40 hours of classroom training following the International Association of Forensic Nurses guidelines.

Materials will be available for download prior to the training and a flash drive of training and reference material will be provided on the first day.

This activity has been submitted to the Emergency Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Email – Linda Walther  for registration information and questions.

Upcoming SANE-A Trainings!

Upcoming SANE-A Trainings!
Two different opportunities to get your 40-hour SANE-A Training

Saint Paul, MN
September 19-23, 2016
Registration requires a $200 refundable placeholder fee
and a $100 food fee for breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided
throughout the week.
Registrants who complete the entire training will be refunded
their $200 placeholder fee.
Registration closes August 5th.
Space is limited to 25 nurses with priority given to nurses
practicing in southern MN and the Twin Cities Metro area.

For the Saint Paul training, register here!
Email Linda Walther with any questions.
St Paul training info

Duluth, MN
October 13-14 & 19-21, 2016
Training cost is $350, which includes the cost of lunch and snacks.
An additional day of clinical skills training is included in the cost.

Contact Em Westerlund, SANE Program Coordinator at PAVSA,
with questions and for financial assistance provided by MNCASA.
So, register early! For the Duluth training, register here!  Duluth Flyer
218-726-1442 x24

Join us for one of these important training opportunities!
40 CEUs are available for both trainings
Content Coordinators:
Linda Walther, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P & Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN

SANE Training Flyer – please share with anyone interested in attending a SANE training!

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)      


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


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



Excellent Education on Testifying!


Expert Testimony Institute July 16-17 Grand Rapids, MN SVJI @ MNCASA is hosting an Expert Testimony Institute in Grand Rapids, MN on July 16-17, 2012. The Institute is for prosecutors, experienced healthcare providers who are directly involved in the sexual assault exam, and highly experienced sexual assault advocates who are interested in being called as an expert to testify in adult criminal sexual conduct cases. CLE and CEU credits are available. For more information, click here.   

Expert Testimony Resources Project

Registration is open for the May 17 and 18, 2012 Testimony Institute in Redwood Falls, MN.

Click here for more information!

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI), a special program of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the State of Minnesota’s Office of Justice Programs.  The Expert Testimony Resources Project is designed to increase the use and effectiveness of expert testimony in criminal sexual conduct cases and increase the collaboration between healthcare professionals, prosecutors and victim advocates.  At the conclusion of this project, these professionals will better understand the tools available to vigorously prosecute these cases and more victims will benefit from a victim-centered response. This project will conclude in December 2012. (more…)

Education Event: Consent Issues April 24, 2012

Caroline Palmer and Leah Lutz from MNCASA will be presenting on legal consent issues,
Come and ask all your burning question on consent!
April 24th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus in the Education Building, 
821 East 26th Street,  Room 101
2 CEUs  cost is $10
Parking available on the street, meters are free after 6 p.m.
Please RSVP here.

SANE Training

SANE Adult/Adolescent and Pediatric Training

February 11-16, 2012
With National Trainer Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN
Become trained in either Adult/Adolescent or both Adult/Adolescent and Pediatric Protocol.

Training Details
Cost for the Adult/Adolescent four-day training is $350.00.
Cost for the Adult/Adolescent and Pediatric Combined six-day training is $450.00.
This training will require homework to be completed prior to and during the training.
Prior to training, participants will need to review the Sexual Assault – Forensic & Clinical Management DVD practicum, provided by PAVSA in the cost of training.
The training will be held at Essentia Health Hermantown Clinic, Hermantown, MN.

To register for this training, please download the registration form and mail to:
PAVSA, Attn: Meghan Gantz, 32 E 1st Street, Suite 200, Duluth, MN 55802, or
Questions: Call  Meghan Gantz or Cizzarie Schomberg at 218-726-1442

A block of rooms is reserved for a reduced rate at the downtown Duluth Radisson Hotel. Space is limited so make your arrangements soon by calling 218-727-1490. (more…)

SANE Training February 2012

Brochure February 6-10, 2012 SANE Training

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course
40 hours
Course Dates February 6-10, 2012
Course Location
Unity Hospital
Lyric Building (across from Unity)
Classroom C
7590 Lyric Lane NE
Fridley, MN 55432
763 236-4172 (Unity Hospital information) (more…)


The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS)
would like to invite you and your staff to a training seminar on the
DECEMBER 20, 2011 FROM 8:30am-12:30pm.

The cost of this training is $50.00
Extremely limited space!
Please call or email to make sure space is still available for this training event!
Concordia University Buenger Education Center,
275 Syndicate Drive North, St. Paul, MN 55104

For more information and registration: 


SANE Training April 18-22, 2011

SANE Training  April 18-22, 2011
8-5:30 p.m.
Registration Information:
Registration must be completed by April 11, 2011 
Register online
or Print and Register
Class size is limited and will fill on a first paid/first registered basis. If after the deadline date, please call or email to inquire about training availability. Training supplies, manuals, light snacks and food cost for three (3) “working
lunches will be provided. (more…)