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MN IAFN February Meeting

MN IAFN February Meeting

MN IAFN January meeting
Monday  2/1/2021
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Amy Schmitz – the Allina FNE Program manager will give a short presentation on Navigating the IAFN website.
All are welcome! Email mnforensicnurses@gmail.com for Webex login link.


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NBC story highlights SANE exams

NBC story highlights SANE exams


After a sexual assault, where can you get a medical and forensic exam?
By Adiel Kaplan, Wilson Wong, Alexa Keyes and Catie Beck

There is a national shortage of nurses and doctors trained to conduct sexual assault forensic exams.
NBC News mapped where they are provided in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. and how each structures its programs, using the best available data for each state.
Providers are shown either by their location or what counties they cover.
In some cases, multiple providers serve the same county.
Read the full story: After a sexual assault, where can you get a medical and forensic exam?


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2021 Clinical Skills Labs

2021 Clinical Skills Labs

 Clinical Skills Lab 

New sessions have been added:

Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday 0800-1700

February 20-21, 2021

April 17-18, 2021

May 15-16, 2021

June 12-13, 2021

October 9-10, 2021

November 6-7, 2021

Link for Registration form

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 …
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IAFN Strangulation Toolkit

IAFN Strangulation Toolkit

The Strangulation Toolkit provides the forensic nurse with detailed guidance on assessment techniques, documentation, and evidence collection for this patient population. This toolkit also provides documents such as discharge instructions and sample policies that can be adjusted to best suit your institution and your forensic practice.


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Inside the News Podcast

Inside the News Podcast

Inside the News Podcast 

A joint podcast of the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio takes listeners inside news coverage for the series “Denied Justice” with Star Tribune reporters and editors.
WCCO Radio’s Jordana Green is the host.


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Denied Justice

Denied Justice

Star Tribune report – Denied Justice
When rape is reported and nothing happens:
How Minnesota’s criminal justice system has failed victims of sexual assault

View the nine-part series as it appeared in print, beginning with a special section on July 22 and continuing through the final installment on Dec. 30, 2018.