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Mankato SANE A Course

Mankato SANE A Course

September 12-16, 2022
Mankato, MN
Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Course

SANE A Course information

September 12-16, 2022
8 am – 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday)

Registration Fee: $250 Registration link

Email  for information about grant funding available for mileage, hotel, and registration fee.

The SANE-A Course includes a flash drive with reference materials and course handouts.
All handouts will be available online at least one week before the course to
download and print or bring on a laptop. Lunch is on your own, we will have
coffee, tea, and snacks available. There are many restaurants and fast food places nearby.

Hubbard Building
424 North Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001.


Core Content providers:
Linda Walther RN SANE A  Regions SANE Program, MNCASA SANE Consultant
Ellen Johnson RN, SANE-A, CEN,  SANE Program Supervisor Regions SANE program

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurse, an accredited approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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SANE A Training in Hayward, WI

SANE A Training in Hayward, WI

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adolescent/Adult Didactic and Clinical Skills Lab

Flyer  Training is free

June 20-25, 2022 (40 Hour didactic)
July 7-8, 2022 (Clinical Skills Lab)

Presented by the International Association of Forensic Nurses in partnership with the University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee Tracking Our Truth Project.

Training will be held at the Sevenwinds Lodge and Conference Center
13767 W. County Road B Hayward, WI 54843

This adult/adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) didactic training program is geared toward the Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse planning on practicing in the role of SANE. Students must have a minimum of an RN license before attending this course. This course meets the IAFN SANE Education Guidelines and provides 41 contact hours in nursing upon completion.

To register for the training by phone contact CJ Figgins-Hunter at 262-237-4899  or via email at

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2022 Clinical Skills Labs

2022 Clinical Skills Labs

 Clinical Skills Lab 

New sessions have been added:

Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday 0800-1700


____ September 24-25, 2022

____ November 12-13, 2022

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 for STI’s, pregnancy, and HIV with discussions regarding options for prophylaxis of each.  This Clinical Skills Lab is designed to provide clinical practice to nurses who are new SANEs or SANEs who have not had the opportunity to perform many exams.  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 offering has been approved for 16.0 nursing continuing education contact hours. The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Course Location
Regions Hospital EMS
680 Hale Ave North, Suite 230
Oakdale, MN 55128

Program Contact
Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CEN SANE Program Supervisor

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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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