Advanced SANE SART Training – LAWRENCE – March 2022

Advanced Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE)/Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Training

Audience: Healthcare professionals (APRN, RN, LPN), SANEs, physicians, physician assistants, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, mental health professionals, and other professionals who work with victims of sexual assault.

KCSDV is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 6.5 (pending approval) contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0291-0914.

KCSDV continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and will make adjustments, as necessary.  Registrants will be notified of any changes.  We will follow CDC KDHE guidelines at this training to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Training Description

This training will provide participants with evidence-based strategies for enhancing SANE practice including pediatric medical forensic examination: essentials for the forensic nurse, physical abuse, pediatric strangulation, and preparation for courtroom testimony.


  • Identify historical indicators of physical abuse.
  • Recognize features of bruise injuries that raise concern for physical abuse.
  • Examine diagnostic testing recommended for children presenting with specific injuries.
  • Prepare of reporting concerns for physical abuse to child protective services.
  • Verbalize role as a SANE in legal proceedings.
  • Understand the difference between fact and expert witness testimony.
  • Discuss preparation for trial.
  • Increase knowledge of the importance of timely and thorough collaborative assessment, treatment, and documentation of pediatric patients who have or may have experienced strangulation.

Dates & Times

Wednesday, March 23, 2022,
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CST)
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Materials will be provided.
Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (on your own)


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence
200 McDonald Dr
Lawrence, KS 66044



Socially distanced seating and masks are required at this training. 


In an effort to limit exposure by reducing face-to-face contact and preventing the spread of COVID-19 among people in community settings, this training will have a socially distanced seat layout and require everyone to wear a face mask.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence
200 McDonald Dr
Lawrence, KS 66044

To obtain the room block rate select HERE. Book by Sunday, February 20, 2022


Karen D. Carroll, RN SANE-A SANE-P NY-SAFE
Forensic Nursing Specialist
International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)


Karen D. Carroll has been a licensed Registered Nurse for over 40 years. Karen is currently the Forensic Nursing Specialist at the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Ms. Carroll graduated in 1997 from Columbia University. Karen provides expert witness testimony in court cases on the topics of sexual assault, forensic examiner programs, and her personal experience as a survivor of marital rape. Ms. Carroll has extensively presented throughout the United States, in Kenya, Jordan, and Columbia. 



Gail Horner, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P
Forensic Nursing Specialist
International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)


Gail Horner is a forensic nursing specialist with the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Gail has practiced for over 25 years as a child abuse pediatric nurse practitioner in a hospital-based child advocacy center while also coordinating a pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program in the pediatric Emergency Department. Gail has authored over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters.




Registration Fee: At no cost
No-shows and cancellations made less than 72 hours before the event may be assessed the registration fee.

Registration Deadline: March 8, 2022

Please register early. Space will be limited! 

How To Register:
You must first create an account and login, then select the number of users you want to register and click “Register Now.”

If you need assistance registering, contact Teresa Gallegos, 

We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.


Katherine Pohl
KCSDV SANE/SART Project Coordinator or 785-232-9784

Teresa Gallegos
Director of Education and Training or 785-232-9784

Sponsored by:

This grant project is supported by the State General Fund for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program, or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Governor.

Training Hours: 6


  •  March 23, 2022
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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