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STRANGULATION Training for Fornesic Nurses

STRANGULATION Training for Fornesic Nurses

Identifying, Investigating, and Prosecuting
Domestic Violence STRANGULATION Cases

Sponsored by Hennepin Healthcare in Partnership with
Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

June 1 – 4, 2021
Embassy Suites by Hilton
12 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
For more information about this training contact:
Stephanie Dutenhafer –

Flyer for more information 

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault:
unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke
(strangle) their victims, especially to the point of unconsciousness, it is not only a felony but it may be an attempted
homicide. Strangulation is …
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May 20, 2021  Education Opportunity

May 20, 2021 Education Opportunity

When Care Mimics a Recent Trauma:
Trauma-Informed Care for Medical Providers and Advocates 

May 20, 2021
5-7 pm


Join us for a webinar with presenter Stephanie Tillman (she/her), a midwife in Chicago. She completed her undergraduate degree in Global Health and Medical Anthropology at the University of Michigan, and her graduate degree in Midwifery at  Yale University. She is on the Boards of Directors of the Midwest Access Project and Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health, is a member of the ACNM Ethics Committee, and is an Advisory Committee member of the Queer and Transgender Midwives Association. Stephanie focuses on consent in pelvic care as a Clinical Medical Ethics Fellow at the University of Chicago, and later this year will begin a …
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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

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 care, discharge/safety planning, and risk assessment …
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Victims of Sexual Assault: Your Rights and Resources

Victims of Sexual Assault: Your Rights and Resources

The notice provided to sexual assault victims by hospitals has been updated.

The English version of the notice is available in PDF and Word formats on the Professional Resources page of the OJP website.  Spanish, Somali, and Hmong versions areavailable too.

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:

  1. All unrestricted kits will be tested.
  2. All restricted kits will be sent to the BCA.
  3. The BCA must develop a statewide tracking system of sexual assault examination kits.
  4. The BCA must develop …
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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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