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Forensic Nursing: Back to the Basics and Beyond

Forensic Nursing: Back to the Basics and Beyond

The Minnesota IAFN Chapter invites you to attend the Virtual Spring Education Conference

Forensic Nursing: Back to the Basics and Beyond

Attend Live Virtually on April 30
Or access presentations on demand from April 3o –June 30, 2021, 2021
Free for MN IAFN Members and $10.00 for non-members

Registration link for MN IAFN Members – Registration Link 

Registration link for non-members. Cost is $10.00

Topics include: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Contraception, HIV, nPEP, and Hepatitis B, Kit Storage and new MN legislation, Trauma informed speculum exams and Self-care.

Conference starts at 8:00 am – 4 pm (with lunch and breaks between sessions)

6.5  Contact Hours

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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

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 care, discharge/safety planning, …
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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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