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SANE Guidelines for Adult/Adolescent Populations

Contact Hours Awarded: 2.5

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Course Overview

SANE Guidelines for Adult/Adolescent Populations

Author: Keith Wemple


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners play an important role in the immediate response and care of sexual assault victims. This course will provide a brief overview of basic concepts that SANE-prepared nurses must know to perform high-quality care to survivors. The contact hours earned during this course will count towards the continuing education requirements for SANE nurses in the state of Kentucky and beyond.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview of Forensic Nursing
  3. Sexual Violence against Adults/Adolescents
    – Prevalence and Statistics
    – Long-Term Effects
    – The Sexual Assault Response Team
    – Key Aspects of Sexual Assault Care
  4. Health History, Observation, and Assessment
    – Importance of consent and autonomy
    – Physical Assessment
    – Equitment
    – Medical forensic health history
    – Toxicology
    – Special populations
    – Mental health assessment
  5. Specimen Collection 
    – Evidence kit requirements and basic principles
    – DNA analysis

    – Clothing evidence
    – Swab Collection
  6. Medical Forensic Photography
    – Basics

    – Photography technique
    – Photography equipment
  7. STD testing and Prophylaxis
    – Basic recommendations
    – Symptoms
    – Testing
    – Treatment
  8. Pregnancy Risk Evaluation and Care
    – Testing
    – Treatment
  9. Documentation
    – Required Documentation
  10. Discharge and Follow-Up
    – Education
    – Follow-Up and Safety
  11. Conclusion

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course, we will discuss the various types of substance abuse and the signs and symptoms of each. It will take the average learner 150 minutes to complete and awards 2.5 contact hours of continuing education.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate a 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Describe the key components of sexual assault care
  2. Explain the process of collecting and handling evidence
  3. Describe documentation needs related to sexual assault

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • New York State Department of Education (CA 80996)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: September 20, 2023

Course Expires on: September 20, 2026

Course Offering: #188