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 …
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, …
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.