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Online Learning Center 

 Our Online Learning Center provides self-paced educational opportunities for forensic nurses and allies.  Our catalog features recorded content on a variety of topics and will continue to grow with exciting new educational opportunities.  

 

 

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Courses and Archived Webinars

To purchase any of the courses listed below, log in to the Online Learning Center and then search the Course Catalog.  Costs vary, with members receiving a significant discount. View all by scrolling down or select from:

 

 • Online SANE Training

 • SANE Certification Exam Prep
 • IAFN Conference Sessions  (New!)
 • Archived Webinars
 • Case Reviews (New Case Added - March 2016)

  


 

Online SANE Training



IAFN Adult/Adolescent Online SANE Training

This online 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.  This course meets the IAFN SANE Education Guidelines..  

 

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 40 ANCC CE

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IAFN Online Pediatric SANE Training

This online pediatric/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 pediatric SANE.  This course meets the IAFN SANE Education Guidelines.

 

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43 ANCC CE 

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Online SANE Sustainability Course (2015)

 This 8 hour SANE Sustainability course is taught by nationally recognized experts Jennifer Pierce‐Weeks, RN, SANE‐A, SANE‐P and Jenifer Markowitz ND, RN,WHNP‐BC, SANE‐A. The course will provide education and skill building on issues of program sustainability, including budgeting, staffing, and collaboration.

 

    8.0 ANCC CE       

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SANE Certification Exam Prep


  

SANE - A Certification Exam Prep Course - Weeks 1-5

Designed to help test candidates boost their skills and acquire the confidence to perform well on the SANE-A certification exam.

  

Week 1 -Assessment of the Sexual Assault Patient

Week 2 - Assessment of the SA Patient (continued)           Week 3 -Evidence Collection and Documentation

Week 4 - Management of the Sexual Assault Patient

Week 5 - Judicial Process & Professional Practice Issues

Week 1:   1.5 ANCC CE

Week 2:   1.5 ANCC CE

Week 3:   1.5 ANCC CE

Week 4:   2.0 ANCC CE

Week 5:   1.5 ANCC CE


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SANE - P Certification Exam Review Course


The SANE-P Review course provides an overview of topics covered on the SANE-P exam, including the anogenital exam, forensic documentation, and legal testimony.

 

 1.5 ANCC CE

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IAFN Conference Sessions


 

Are We Teaching Evidence-Based Forensic Nursing? 

Enliven your teaching by learning methods for incorporating evidence-based strategies. Learning objectives include: incorporate evidence-based strategies into forensic nursing education practice; identify how advanced technologies promote forensic nurses' use of evidence-based practice; assess the efficacy of this methodology for online teaching.

 

Presenters: Cris Finn, Val Sievers.

 

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL


1.25 ANCC CE 

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Barriers and Breakthroughs: How We Expanded to Caring for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Learn the benefits and challenges of expanding your program to care for patients who have experienced IPV. Learning objectives include: identify the barriers to patient care that prompted the implementation of an intimate partner violence (IPV) / forensic nurse examiner (FNE) program; describe the barriers to implementation of the IPV/FNE program; review the evolution and future goals of the IPV/FNE program. 

 

Presenters:  Anne Boatright, Jennifer Tran, Susan Michalski, Shelley Hultman.


Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL

1.25 ANCC CE   

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Changing Our Diet: Effective Mentoring Without Eating Our Young

 

Develop strategies to be an effective mentor in nurturing our next generation of forensic nurses. Learning objectives include: discuss a model of effective mentoring for new forensic nurses who provide first-line medical and nursing care for victims of violence; explain how positivity and support can affect a provider who desires to enter the field of forensic nursing and/or professionals with whom forensic nurses work collaboratively; describe three effective mentoring strategies within the field of forensic nursing.

 

Presenter: Shalotta Sharp

 

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL

 

 

1.5 ANCC CE

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Development of a Campus Sexual Assault Response Team

 Learn how a rural, underserved area in the southern US developed a superior, victim-centered SART to provide care on college campuses. Learning objectives include: review barriers and facilitators to the development of the sexual assault response team (SART) in an underserved rural area; discuss the delicate balance between victim-centered care, Title IX compliance, and law enforcement reporting; outline a plan for SART sustainability.

 

Presenters: Susan Snellgrove, Dawn McPike.

 

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL


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Elder Abuse Screening in the Emergency Department: A Virtual Simulation and Differential Diagnosis in Seniors 

Hone your skills in recognizing and responding to elder abuse. Learning objectives include: identify the signs and symptoms that warrant screening and workup for possible abuse of vulnerable adults over the age of 65 years; describe the differential diagnostic aspects of identifying seniors at risk; assess three case scenarios using virtual simulation in applying content and skills to practice.

 

Presenter: Kathleen S. Thimsen

  

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL

1.25 ANCC CE

 

 

 

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Forensic Mental Health Nursing: What is it?

Gain insight into a new forensic nursing role and practice opportunities. Learning objectives include: specify target populations and primary functions of forensic mental health nursing (FMHN); discuss key concepts and unique challenges in FMHN; list three practice settings for FMHN.

  

Presenter: Norah Sullivan

 

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL 


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From Project to Publication

Learn the steps to take to convert your projects into publishable papers. Learning objectives include: describe barriers to disseminating forensic nursing work; discuss the systematic development of projects that support the evaluation of outcomes in the forensic nursing role; specify strategies for project development and dissemination.

 

Presenters: Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, Karen Neill, Angela Amar.

  

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL

 

1.0 ANCC CE 

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Human Trafficking in the Pediatric Population 

Gain a broad overview of human trafficking in the
pediatric population and learn how these patients   
intersect your practice. Learning Objectives include: Define "commercial sexual exploitation of  children" or "sex trafficking;"  Describe the common characteristics of traffickers and the various types of buyers of sexually  exploited youth; List three risk factors for the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

 

Presenter: Jan Weibe

 

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL 

1.25 ANCC CE

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Intentional Poisoning in Domestic Violence

 

Develop your understanding of the incidence of and recommended response to poisoning in patients who have experienced IPV. Learning objectives include: discuss the scope of intentional poisoning in the United States; identify and assess potential victims of poisoning; outline targeted evidence collection procedures and laboratory tests.

 

Presenter: Paula G. Newman-Skomski 

 

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL

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Interpersonal Safety of Active Duty Women in the Deployed Environment of Bagram, Afghanistan—A Grounded Theory Approach

Discover how detailed program planning and implementation in the deployed war 
environment is increasing the safety of active duty women.  Learning Objectives include: identify the needs and experiences of active duty women in the deployed environment; Describe how data are collected for a qualitative study; Explain the results of the research study. 

 

Presenter: Cynthia Ferguson

 

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL 

 1.0 ANCC CE

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Stalking: Flirting to Fatality 

Expand your ability to recognize and respond to stalking. Learning objectives include: discuss the evolution and current statistics of stalking, stalking approaches, false reports, stalking laws, and the effect on victims; describe the various characteristics and typologies of stalkers; explain the relationship between the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP) and the SHARP Narrative and Risk Profile.

Presenters: Dawn McPike, Pamela Tabor.

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL


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Suicide Has No Cultural Boundaries: A Case Study of a Young Somali Man's Death

Culture, emotion, and external factors can cloud judgment, but evidence reveals the story. Learning objectives include: outline the agencies involved in this case, their role, the evidence collection process, and the challenges in conducting this death investigation; review the possible hypotheses of suicide among ethic minority groups in general and in this case in particular; identify important Muslim cultural observances and beliefs, including those surrounding death

Presenter: Christine Bluhm

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL


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Taking Care of Me: Making the Women's Health Connection for Female Inmates Since 2006—How the Program Has Grown

Discover how you can improve the personal health and life choices of female inmates, using a
unique and successful program. Learning objectives include: Outline the effects of incarceration on the mind, body, and spiritual health of female inmates;
State the key concepts of the "Taking Care of Me" (TKM) health promotion model; Identify the requisite components for implementing the TCM model at any detention facility.

Presenter: Susan Michalski

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL



1.5 ANCC CE 

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What does "Addicted" REALLY Mean?

Update your knowledge of substance use disorders, neurobiological impact, and current assessment and treatment options. Learning Objectives include: Describe physiological changes that occur in tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal; Review the revised parameters for substance use disorders as outlined in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM); Discuss evidence-based treatment options, including pharmacological agents used to treat

 

Presenter: Norah Sullivan

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL


1.25 ANCC CE 

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"Y" Change? Forensic Nursing Practice Implications of Touch DNA and Y-STR DNA Analysis Methods

Amplify your understanding of advanced DNA analyses methods and their implication for evidence collection in sexual assault cases. Learning objectives include: verbalize a basic understanding of STR DNA, Y-STR DNA, and Touch DNA analysis methods and study findings related to these various types of DNA; articulate several implications of touch DNA for evidence collection in forensic nursing practice; explain the UQuik program and its potential application in practice. 

 

Presenters:  Julie Valentine, Suzanne Miles, Julie Melini.

  

Note: This session was presented live at IAFN's 2015 Conference in Orlando, FL

 

1.5 ANCC CE 

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Archived Webinars



 

Children, Trauma, and the Impact of Exposure to Violence

 

In this training, Linda Douglas, a Trauma Specialist with the NH Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will: Discuss traumatic experiences in the context of a child’s ongoing development; Identify ways in which children and teens respond to traumatic events; Outline best practice strategies for intervening with children and teens impacted by domestic violence; Summarize practical information for helping the non-offending parent better understand and help their children cope with the traumatic effects of domestic violence and foster healing and resilience.

 

 

1.0 ANCC CE

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Ethical Communication 

 What is the best way to address conflicts in the workplace? How do we ensure that our communication in professional settings promotes respect for divergent points of view, honors and supports our coworkers, and clearly conveys our own perspectives and values? This webinar will provide an overview of ethical communication principles and how adherence to these principles promotes organizational health and a supportive working environment. 

 

Presenter: Grace Mattern, BA


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Forensic Nursing in the Emergency Department

Emergency Nurses are critical to the identification of forensic patients in the ED, and the proper management of those patients. This activity will enable the Emergency Department nurse to understand her/his role in the recognition of forensic patients seen in the ED, and the application of forensic principles in the patient’s overall care and disposition. The RN taking this course will identify at least three different types of forensic patients that present to the emergency department; Distinguish between gross and trace evidence; and identify two important factors involved in the proper maintenance of chain of custody.

Presenters: Peter J. Eisert, BS, RNC-NIC, SANE-A, SANE-P and Anita Symonds, RN, BSN, MS

 

2.5 ANCC CE

 

 

 

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One Woman's Journey: A Personal Story

A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner discusses her own personal experience with violence and its impact on her role as SANE. Course Objectives: Identify how a personal history of victimization can impact one’s role as a SANE and describe how trauma affects the body and mind. Explore PTSD, psychotherapy options, and how to use this knowledge when caring for sexual assault victims. Discuss vicarious trauma and the importance of self-care for SANEs.

 

 

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Surviving the Streets of NY: Experiences of LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex

 

In 2011, researchers from the Urban Institute launched a three-year study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth; young men who have sex with men (YMSM); and young women who have sex with women (YWSW) engaged in survival sex in New York City.  The information they gathered paints a vivid picture of how youths survive in the face of adversity, often dealing with issues rooted in poverty, homophobia, transphobia, racism, child abuse, and criminalization.

 

Presenter: Meredith Dank , PhD 


1.0 ANCC CE 

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Tabletops as an Alternative to Case Review in SARTS

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The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project

Detroit, Michigan is one of a growing number of U.S. cities that have large numbers of untested sexual assault kits (SAKs).  The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Action Research Project (ARP) brought together researchers and practitioners from law enforcement, prosecution, forensic sciences, forensic nursing, and victim advocacy to address four primary goals:1) To assess the scope of the problem by conducting a complete census of all SAKs in police property;2) To identify the underlying factors that contributed to why Detroit had so many unsubmitted SAKs; 3) To develop a plan for testing SAKs and to evaluate the efficacy of that plan;4) To create a victim notification protocol and evaluate the efficacy of that protocol.

 

Presenter: Rebecca Campbell, PhD

 

 

1.5 ANCC CE 

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Case Reviews


Case Review Series: Adult Package 1

Join Kathy Gill-Hopple, Forensic Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator at the Medical University of South Carolina, as she reviews a few adult sexual assault medical forensic examinations.

1.0 ANCC CE 

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Case Review Series: Pediatric Case 1

Low volume areas serving pediatric sexual assault victims need increased access to case review by experienced examiners.Offering case review may increase the confidence of SANEs/SAFEs serving low volume areas. In this session, Terri Augspurger will illustrate the care of a pediatric sexual assault patient through case review demonstration.


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Pediatric SANE Case Review (March 2016)

Diana Faugno,MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN will walk the viewer through multiple cases in this interactive case review. Viewers will interact with the presentation by clicking on their screen to answer multiple choice questions throughout the session. Attendees will hear the patient presentation and determinations regarding care, view images of examination findings and see the treatment.

This is a basic level session intended for the novice SANE-P.

 1.0 ANCC CE

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Pediatric SANE Case Review (January 2016)

Gail Hornor, RNC, CPNP, DNP, SANE-P will walk the viewer through 9 brief case reviews. Viewers will interact with the presentation by clicking on their screen to answer multiple choice questions throughout the session. Attendees will hear the patient presentation and determinations regarding care, view images of examination findings and see the treatment. This is a great way to gain case experience while acquiring continuing education credit for certification renewal.

 

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Strangulation Case Review (Summer 2015)

Strangulation is a lethal form of intimate partner violence, and commonly seen in sexual assault cases as well. Through case review, Christina Oldfield, RN will help attendees increase their understanding of strangulation and its proper assessment in the clinical setting.

 

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