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

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

Key Target Didactic Competencies:

  1. Overview of Forensic Nursing and Child Sexual Abuse
  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, Advocacy Outreach and Education Coordinator 

Jodi Bazille, RN