Women’s Health – Forensic Nursing
Understanding your role as a healthcare provider who interacts with patients that experience violence is more important now than ever before, especially on the heels of increased isolation and instances of violence related to sexual assault and intimate partner violence due to the pandemic. In the United States alone, more than 2,000,000 people a year are treated for violence-related injuries each year.
The International Association of Forensic Nurses leads nurses in carrying for patients experiencing violence. We invite you to be part of the solution. Wondering what a forensic nurse is? Click here to learn more. Ready to do all you can to care for your patients experiencing violence? Join the Forensic Nursing community at IAFN today to stay connected, supported, and access terrific resources and trainings – including 50+ courses w. CE for free and great discounts on everything else!
Check out these great tools, resources, and trainings.
Just released in May 2023! The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women released the first-ever National Protocol for Intimate Partner Violence Medical Forensic Exams. Available in an online, interactive version.
- 40+ hour, online, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training (adult/adolescent)
- 40+ hour, online Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training (pediatric)
- Intimate Partner Violence Nurse Examiner Certificate Program
- No SANE in Sight? – Free, 2-hour training
- SANE Clinical Skills training sites
- What is a forensic nurse?
- IAFN Membership – check here for benefits
- SANE 365- building sustainable SANE Programs
- SAFEta.org – Free helpline
- SAFEta.org – Exam Payment and Reimbursement – FREE Resources
- Non-Fatal Strangulation Documentation Toolkit – Free
- Forensic Nursing Education Guidelines – FREE to Download
- Violence Is a Public Health and Healthcare Issue
- Intimate Partner Violence Joint Position Paper with the Emergency Nurses Association
- Access to Reproductive Healthcare for Women, Girls and Trans Persons who have Experienced Sexual Violence
- Use of Emergency Contraception Post Sexual Assault
- Plus more