Clinical Skills Practice Training
To participate in this training a participant must be a registered nurse who has completed the 40 Hour SANE training and has, at a minimum, observed at least two medical forensic exams. This training is for practicing the skills needed to a medical forensic exam, it is not a training to confirm competency of speculum insertion / use. In this activity, participants will perform all aspects of the medical-forensic examination with guidance. The participant will have the guidance and, if needed, will have the assistance of the SANE-A to demonstrate the following tasks:
- Identify conditions that would require a patient to be transported and seen by an ER physician
- Discuss exam options with patient and obtain informed consent
- Obtain a medical and sexual assault history
- Explain the speculum exam, including speaking and listening skills, focusing on speculum insertion/removal and visualization techniques including swabbing and Toluidine Blue Dye use.
- Identify normal anatomy and variants in the anatomy of the genitalia
- Use multiple visualization techniques including swabbing and traction
- Demonstration of potential evidence collection based upon patient history
- Photo-document any relevant injuries/anomalies
- Document injuries on diagrams
- Preserve and package potential evidence, complete & maintain chain of custody
- Gain confidence in the process of the forensic exam
Trainer: Sandra Steblin, MSN, ARNP, LNC, SANE-A
If you have any questions, please contact Kris-Tena Albers at (850) 297-2000 ext. 124.