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MN IAFN Chapter Gathering

MN IAFN Chapter Gathering

Northeast Regional Gathering


Tuesday, June 18th from 5-8pm Skyline Social & Games
(4894 Miller Trunk Hwy, Duluth)
Open House with Featured Education at 6:30pm
Meet with Practicing SANEs in Your Region!
Door Prizes & Dinner Provided
Featured Education: Tip & Tricks to Expedite Evidence Collection. Learn and share strategies to decrease time in evidence collection and packaging.

One hour Continuing Education Credit Available

Strengthening Forensic Nursing

Strengthening Forensic Nursing

RE Lab   Forensic Training Experiences 

Advanced Clinical Skills/Case Practice
UMN Minneapolis campus
Deepen your SANE skills through interactive wound documentation
and sensitive exam workshops.
Learn more about how to identify, document, and photograph wounds through
an interactive workshop, and then practice those skills on working with
Patient Educators with diverse skin tones with simulated wounds.

Complete sensitive exams with skilled Patient Educators, trained to teach these
skills with their bodies to medical professionals.  Exams include Breast, Chest,
Pelvic (speculum), Penis, Scrotum, and Rectal.

Learn alongside colleagues, taking time to talk through challenges and to practice skills
Time: 9:00 am – 5 pm
Monday, June 17
Monday, July 22
Tuesday, August 20
Monday, September 16th
Additional dates will be posted soon.
Please complete this form to be notified when dates and registration are available.
Prerequisites for Participation: Completion of a 40-hour didactic SANE-A course and a SANE-A clinical skills lab.
NOTE: SANE-A clinical skills lab requirement can be waived for those currently working as a SANE-A.

 RE Lab SANE Case and Workshop
UMN Minneapolis campus 

June 6th – June 7th 8:30am – 5:00pm   Registration Link 

Clinical Skills Lab

Clinical Skills Lab

2024  Clinical Skills Labs
Regions Hospital  St Paul, MN 

June 1-2, 2024
September 14-15, 2024
November 2-3, 2024
Register here 2024 Clinical Skills Lab Registration (
Link for Grant fund information 

This 16-hour Adult/Adolescent Clinical Skills Lab will provide Registered Nurses with the hands-on training needed to support their role as SANE. Our lab utilizes live models to assist learners in development of new skills like speculum insertion, history-taking, forensic photography, evidence collection and trauma-informed communication. 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 for prophylaxis of each. This skills lab is also designed to provide clinical practice to nurses who are employed as SANEs in areas with low exam volumes and desire to maintain proficiency in exam components. The skills lab will increase the nurse’s skill and confidence with performing medical forensic examination of the adult and adolescent sexual assault patient.

This activity has been submitted to the International Association of Forensic Nurses for approval to award 16 contact hours. The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


  • MUST be a licensed RN
  • RN MUST have attended a 40-hour SANE course prior to attending the Clinical Skills Lab. This could either be a SANE-A course or SANE-P …

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 …
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.

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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