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MN IAFN Chapter Conference and Education Event

MN IAFN Chapter Conference and Education Event

September 26, 2019 

6:00 – 6:30 pm Social Hour and Pizza
6:30 – 8:30 pm  Education Event – Interesting multidisciplinary case study presentation – presentation will include the SANE discussing the patient exams and suspect exams, law enforcement talking about the investigation and the BCA discussing the evidence. 2 ANCC Contact Hours will be awarded.

Mercy Hospital-Unity Campus Education Building (Thursday Education Event)
620 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

September 27, 2019 
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Mercy Hospital- Unity Campus Hospital map
550 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

Topics include:

  • In-depth presentation on LGBTQ community
  • Deep dive into evidence collection, the BCA procedures, Direct to DNA process and toxicology
  • Male victim/survivors of sexual assault
  • Vicarious trauma …
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Conference Scholarships

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The Minnesota IAFN Chapter will award two $500 scholarships to forensic nurses from Minnesota to attend the annual  
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – Saturday, September 14, 2019
in New Orleans, Louisiana
Who May Apply? All Forensic Nurses practicing in Minnesota are encouraged to apply. Email mnforensicnurses@gmail.com for the application site link.
Scholarship applications need to be submitted by June 21, 2019
The applications will be evaluated by the MN IAFN Chapter Board.
The scholarship recipients  will be notified by email on July 5, 2019
Early registration discounted fee ends on July 12, 2019   ($560 for IAFN members and  $689 for non-members)


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Alisha Blazevic wins Rosie Award

Alisha Blazevic wins Rosie Award

The Woman Today magazine welcomed more than 200 guests to the Greysolon Ballroom on Thursday, April 4, for the third annual Rosie Awards: Recognizing Women as a Driving Force event. PAVSA Lead SANE,  Alisha Blazevic was awarded the Silent Advocate Award. Pictured here with PAVSA SANE Jen Bauman and SANE coordinator Em Westerlund. Link to watch the video of Alisha receiving her award.  


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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.