Course Image Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course

Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course

This course is designed to provide nurses with a beginning understanding of the role of the SANE. Nurses with learn to use critical thinking and the nursing process for the medical and forensic evaluation of patients who have experienced sexual assault.

Topics include:

·         Overview of forensic nursing and sexual violence

·         Common responses to sexual assault

·         Drug facilitated sexual assault

·         Anatomy review

·         Medical forensic interview

·         Injury identification

·         Forensic documentation

·         Forensic photography

·         Evidence collection

·         Sexually transmitted infections and emergency contraception review and treatment protocols

·         Discharge and continuum of care

·         Victim advocacy

·         Role of law enforcement

·         Vicarious trauma

·         Courtroom preparation and testimony

·         Care of patients with special needs