Improving Health Care Access for Survivors of Sexual Assault November 04, 2019 by Nursing@Georgetown   (Follow link to view the graphics) One in three women and one in four men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes, External link  according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This type of trauma necessitates urgent medical attention from trained…

Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training March 9-13, 2020 8 am – 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday) Registration Fee: $250 Registration will open in December  – Email lwalther@mncasa.org  with questions about registration and payment Fee includes the training, flash drive with reference materials and handouts. All handouts will be available online at least one week before…

March 21-22, 2020 May 2-3, 2020 June 13-14, 2020 October 10-11, 2020 November 14-15, 2020 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…

November 4, 2019 6-8 pm MN IAFN Education Event RSVP  – Space is limited “Power, Privilege, and Oppression” Presented by Kathryn Luk – an educator at Cornerstone As we interact with a wide range of people coming from a variety of backgrounds, it is our responsibility as service providers and compassionate human beings to be mindful…

The lab is taking place on October 14th and 15th and will run from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily, including breaks and lunch. Minnesota Board of Nursing CEUs will be provided. Those who are traveling over 100 miles to attend qualify for mileage and lodging cost reimbursement. Sign up here: Clinical Skills Lab Enrollment. Capacity is limited,…

Unladylike Podcast – How to get a Rape Kit  Episode 33 This is not another depressing story about the rape kit backlog. Instead, unladylike hero and sexual assault nurse examiner Trisha Sheridan tells Cristen and Caroline everything we didn’t know we needed to know about what’s in a rape kit and how these forensic tools could…

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…

Update – I apologize for the technology snafus I had on Thursday – I was unable to connect to Zoom for the presentation! If you attended and would like the handouts email mnforensicnurses@gmail.com The March MN IAFN Education will focus on Improving the SANE response for our Hmong patients. PaHoua from SOS and the Hmong…

January 28 – 31, 2019 Chadwick Center’s Annual Conference on Child & Family Maltreatment – San Diego, CA http://www.cvent.com/events/the-34th-annual-san-diego-international-conference-on-child-and-family-maltreatment/event-summary-8e0025d291164805bc9f004399fbfef2.aspx February 12, 2019, *FREE to IAFN members Advocacy Day with IAFN – Washington, DC https://www.forensicnurses.org/page/FNADVOCACY  February 18 – 23, 2019 American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Conference – Baltimore, MD https://www.aafs.org/home-page/meetings/aafs-71st-annual-scientific-meeting-baltimore-maryland-2019/ March 19 – 22, 2019 Annual…

Clinical Education As discussed in the SANE Education Guidelines, clinical components, including simulated clinical experiences, are to be completed in addition to the didactic (40-Hour) coursework. Students may arrange their own preceptorship and training locally. Please read the SANE Education Guidelines for additional guidance. For those looking at training outside their local community, read more about facilities approved by the International…