Wyoming Forensic / SANE Nursing

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A sexual assault is a devastating trauma to victims both physically and emotionally. Victims of sexual assault deserve prompt and comprehensive care in medical facilities. Victims should receive medical care for the evaluations and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy concerns. Victims should be offered options of care and reporting options when requesting care from medical facilities. 

What is a SANE?
A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse who has advanced education and clinical preparation in forensic examination of sexual assault victims. SANE programs make a profound difference in the quality of care provided to sexual assault victims. SANEs offer victims prompt, compassionate care and comprehensive forensic evidence collection. In addition to helping preserve the victims dignity and reduce trauma, SANE programs enhance evidence collection for more effective investigations and better prosecutions. 

DVS hosts SANE Adult/Adolescent- and SANE Pediatric- trainings and SANE skills labs annually. 

SANE Training Opportunities:

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult (SANE-A)Training
October 9-13, 2017
Carbon County Higher Education Center - Classroom One
Rawlins, WY
Register here.
This intensive training consists of forty hours in the classroom intended to teach nurses the key components and skills necessary to provide effective healthcare and services to the adult and adolescent victim of sexual assault in accordance with the learning objectives of the International Association of Forensic Nursing and the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. 
This training will include the provision of training manuals for all registered participants, simulation models, and other necessary equipment/materials for didactic practice.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
Lodging Information:
A room block is available at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Rooms will be charged at the GSA rate of $91.00/night. To reserve a room, please call 307.328.5991 and request the DVS SANE room block. 
*This block will expire 8/15/17, so please make your reservations at your earliest convenience.  

           Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Skills Lab
           Next training time and location TBD

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult (SANE-P)Training
This five-day advanced seminar provides specialized education for SANE's to provide comprehensive services to victims across the life span. The seminar will emphasize the medical and forensic sexual assault examination of child victims. Topics for this seminar include interviewing children, normal physical findings, medical conditions and trauma-related findings. Interactive case studies along with small group work will compliment course materials. 
Next training time and location TBD

The Wyoming Forensic / SANE Nurse Collaborative provides education and support through a listserv, Facebook page, monthly virtual meetings and quarterly skills labs. To join the listserv, please email kandice.hansen@wyo.gov.   

More information about forensic nursing can be found at the International Association of Forensic Nurses website.