Metro Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training
October 18-22, 2021
8 am – 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
Registration Fee: $250 Registration now open – Email firstname.lastname@example.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 …
Clinical Skills Lab
New sessions have been added:
Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday 0800-1700
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 care, discharge/safety planning, and risk assessment for STI’s, pregnancy, and HIV with discussions regarding options …
New Podcast and Blog that may be of interest.
Beyond Fear – The Sex Crimes Podcast by Dr. Alissa R. Ackerman and Dr. Alexa Sardina
Episode one introduces you to Alexa and Alissa. They are “survivor scholars”, criminal justice professors and sex crimes experts based in California who also publicly navigate their professional spaces publicly owning their experiences as rape survivors.
They talk about why we believe sexual abuse is increasing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
They also provide some data on the increase in calls to sexual abuse hotlines, like the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network.
The notice provided to sexual assault victims by hospitals has been updated.
The notice to sexual assault victims was created in 2014 and updated in 2018 following a change in the law. Legislation that passed in 2020 has changed the kit testing landscape significantly, requiring another update of the notice. In particular, the new law requires the following:
- All unrestricted kits will be tested.
- All restricted kits will be sent to the BCA.
- The BCA must develop a statewide tracking system of sexual assault examination kits.
- The BCA must develop …
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.