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Interesting Article

Interesting Article

Improving Health Care
Access for Survivors of
Sexual Assault

One in three women and one in four men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes, External link  according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This type of trauma necessitates urgent medical attention from trained sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), yet several obstacles exist for many survivors seeking specialized care. Depending on where a patient lives, he or she may have to travel for hours to reach the closest available provider for a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)—a critical step when a patient decides to report an assault to the police.

“It’s very much a deterrent for rural [residents] to …
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2020 SANE Training

2020 SANE Training

Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training

March 9-13, 2020
8 am – 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

Registration Fee: $250 Registration will open in December  – Email lwalther@mncasa.org  with questions about registration and payment

Fee includes the training, flash drive with reference materials and handouts. All handouts will be available online at least one week before the training to download and print or bring on a laptop. Lunch is on your own, we will have coffee, tea and snacks available. There are many restaurants and fast food places nearby. There is also plenty of space to store your food and small cooler. Bring a refillable water bottle and covered coffee/tea mug too! The training is during Spring Break – traffic and parking …
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Clinical Skills Lab - IAFN approved

Clinical Skills Lab – IAFN approved

March 21-22, 2020
May 2-3, 2020
June 13-14, 2020
October 10-11, 2020
November 14-15, 2020

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 care, discharge/safety planning, and risk assessment for STI’s, pregnancy, and HIV with discussions regarding options for prophylaxis of each.  …
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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.