A victim-centered approach: Sexual assault nurse examiners provide vital response
By Andee Erickson on Feb 25, 2019
About once per month, Marcia Clennon spends her weekend on-call and ready to respond to victims of sexual assault. While traveling to whatever hospital the victim is at, she likes to spend that time mentally preparing. “We usually ask whoever called about it so we kind of know how to prepare, whether it’s a traumatic stranger assault versus somebody they know or some sort of incest,” Clennon said. “You would approach each one of those differently.” Her colleague Amanda Paull agreed. They’re both nurses at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. On the weekends, they work as sexual assault nurse examiners, or SANEs, for WINDOW Victim Services, which serves Carlton, Pine and Kanabec counties. Full …
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The March MN IAFN Education will focus on Improving the SANE response for our Hmong patients. PaHoua from SOS and the Hmong American Partnership will discuss Hmong culture, IPV and sexual assault in the Hmong community and tips for the medical forensic exam. Linda Walther will review a Hmong case study.
8 am – 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
Registration Fee: $250
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 …
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.
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.