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The training is geared toward medical professionals: ARNPs, RNs, and physicians and is constructed by adhering to the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners for adults and adolescents. The training is also valuable to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, victim advocates and crime lab analysts. Courses run M-F 8:00-5:00 and include both lecture and hands-on skills training.
Taught by an experienced, highly skilled and well-credentialed trainer, this training
provides an interesting and interactive format for learning critical information about this important field. Training materials are regularly updated to reflect current best practices and participants are equipped with a comprehensive training manual, complete with color photos for injury documentation, evidence based research articles and references. Group exercises are designed to incorporate lecture materials with hands-on experience. Small class size allows for individual attention from the instructor. Additionally, FCASV offers follow up courses, often free of charge, for past participants.
Throughout the week we invite individuals from the community to give guest presentations on working with law enforcement, providing advocacy and therapeutic services, working with prosecutors and crime lab analysis. Nursing participants receive 40 CEUs. Florida Council Against Sexual Violence is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Florida Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the Florida Board of Nursing Provider ID Number 50-3103. The course does meet the requirement of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, the certifying body of SANE, that students undergo a 40 hour course before becoming eligible to sit for the national exam.
Course Fees: $350 (inclusive of all training materials and CEUs)
SANE Training Topic Highlights:
- Information on PTSD
- Survivor Stories
- Anatomy Review
- Taking the Medical Forensic History
- Head to Toe Assessment for Females and Males
- Forensic Documentation
- Trauma Identification
- Forensic Photography
- Evidence Collection and Packaging Techniques
- Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
- Skills Practice Sessions with Mock Case Studies
- Crime Lab Analysis
- Treatment Recommendations
- Continuum of Care, Referrals and Discharge
- Courtroom Preparation and Testimony
Upcoming 40 Hour Trainings:
May 12-16, 2014
Sirata Beach Resort (Room location TBA)
5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Register Here For St. Pete Beach Training
This one-day training is provided free of charge and is sponsored by Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV) and will take place at the Crowne Plaza Downtown in Orlando, Florida. Room rates of $119 are available for participants (information on hotel reservations is sent with confirmation of registration). This training is targeted to medical professionals who conduct forensic exams. 8 CEUs for nurses will be provided through the Florida Nurses’ Association. In order to attend this one-day training, all participants must register online.
Information covered in this training will include:
Evidence and Evidentiary Potential
Nurses encountering forensic patients must acquire some knowledge in basic forensic science and the law to treat a forensic patient effectively. Having the ability to recognize evidence potential is important for the forensic nurse because of the emphasis on forensic evidence in today’s courtroom. It is imperative that forensic nurses understand the various classifications and categories particularly of physical evidence. This presentation will define the various types of evidence, provide examples of evidence types and evidentiary potential.
Evidence Collection, Preservation,
As part of required training, forensic examiners must demonstrate proficiency in evidence collection and packaging, the ability to properly document their findings in the course of the examination and be able to properly initiate the chain of custody. This presentation will describe evidence collection techniques, demonstrate proper procedural methods (i.e. wet-to-dry method) and when each type of procedure is indicated. Participants will have the opportunity for hands on activities.
Many agencies providing evidentiary exams are receiving requests to perform suspect exams. The importance of a suspect exam cannot be ignored as the suspect’s body may be a greater source of probative evidence than the victim’s. This presentation will review:
- The importance of suspect exams and potential outcomes
- Additional benefits beyond DNA
- Examples of when suspect exam is indicated
- Barriers commonly encountered to suspect exams
- Practice considerations
The clinical skills validation course is for registered nurses who have completed the 40 sexual assault nurse examiner training course and are ready to proceed with clinical validation. In this course, nurses will work a simulated case with SANE-A certified preceptors to demonstrate their forensic exam skills on live patient models. Participants will be evaluated on a number of areas including interviewing, physical examination including speculum exam, evidence collection and packaging and paperwork proficiency. Those deemed competent will receive a letter stating such and may proceed with applying to take the national exam to become a certified SANE-A.
NEXT COURSE DATE TBD