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St. Croix Valley SART to host SANE-A 40 Hour Didactic Course

February 2, 8, 17, 18, 22 2018

Nursing Medical/Forensic Training for Adult/Adolescent includes the following curriculum. This curriculum meets the Educational Standards of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Adult/Adolescent Didactic Content Target Competencies:

The following content framework is designed to provide the adult/adolescent SANE with the minimum target competencies to demonstrate the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills needed to use the nursing process in caring for adult and adolescent patients following sexual violence. The target competencies provide adult/adolescent SANEs from a variety of professional practice backgrounds with the foundational knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to provide holistic, comprehensive care to adult and adolescent sexual assault patient populations. Each key target competency contains measureable outcome criteria that follow the steps of the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Key Target Didactic Competencies:

  1. Overview of Forensic Nursing and Sexual Violence
  2. Victim Responses and Crisis Intervention
  3. Collaborating with Community Agencies
  4. Medicolegal History Taking
  5. Observing and Assessing Physical Examination Findings
  6. Medicolegal Specimen Collection
  7. Medicolegal Photography
  8. Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Prophylaxis
  9. Pregnancy Testing and Prophylaxis
  10. Medicolegal Documentation
  11. Discharge and Follow-Up Planning
  12. Legal Considerations and Judicial Proceedings

Presenters Include:

Melissa Vesperman, RN, BSN, SANE-A 

Courtney Bouthilet, RN, BSN, SANE-A

Brooke Marlow, LSW

Jodi Bazille, RN

Tom Bauer, Pierce County Sheriffs Office 


This continuing education activity was approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on    Accreditation.


For more information on educational activities, please email Courtney Bouthilet, Forensic Nurse Educator at courtney@stcroixvalleysart.org