- September 5, 2023
- Posted by: Teresa Gallegos
Healthcare Response to Sexual Violence
Audience: Hospital, Emergency Department, Health Department and Clinic Personnel, Physicians, Licensed Physician Assistants, Registered Professional Nurses, EMS Personnel, and KCSDV Member Program Advocates & staff only
KCSDV is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering has been approved for contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number: LT0291-0914.
This course was formerly titled “Evidence Collection in the ED: Medical-Forensic Care of the Sexual Assault Patient.
Kansas law ( K.S.A. 65-448 requires that upon the request of a victim of sexual assault: 1) any physician; 2) a licensed physician assistant who has been specially trained in performing sexual assault evidence collection; or 3) a registered professional nurse who has been specially trained in performing sexual assault evidence collection, on call or on duty at a hospital or other medical care facility as defined by K.S.A. 65-425(h), shall examine persons who may be victims of sexual offenses using the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s (KBI) sexual assault evidence collection kit for the purposes of gathering evidence of any such crime. While Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are ideal to provide these exams, many hospitals do not have trained SANEs or SANE programs available 24/7. The passing of House Bill 2228 has increased accessibility to sexual assault exams for victims at health clinics, health departments, and Child Advocacy Centers. This training will provide medical professionals with information about the KBI sexual assault evidence collection kit, sexual assault medical forensic exams, and working with sexual assault patients.
Trauma-Informed, Victim Centered Framework
- Recognize how to provide a trauma-informed and victim-centered response
- Understand the effects of sexual assault trauma
- Apply the principles of trauma-informed care to medical practice
- Understand the effects of vicarious trauma and the importance of self-care
Law Requirements, Medical Screening & Preparing for the Sexual Assault Exam
- Recognize sexual violence as a healthcare issue
- Explore Kansas law applicable to sexual assault exams and evidence collection
- Review Triage, Medical Screening and providing choices to the patient
- Discuss sexual assault evidence collection time frames
- Prepare to perform evidence collection
The Medical Forensic Exam Process
- Review the process for head to toe and detailed genital examinations for males and females
- Describe how to use the Kansas Bureau of Investigation sexual assault evidence collection kit
- Discuss STI and pregnancy prophylaxis vs. testing
Special Circumstances, Discharge Planning and Post-Exam Issues
- Identify special circumstances such as non-law enforcement reported exams, drug or alcohol evidence collection, suspect examinations and pediatric examinations
- Recognize the importance of discharge and safety planning
- Review chain of custody and evidence transfer
- Discuss preparing for and delivery of court testimony
- Describe resources for starting a SANE program
Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (On your own)
Materials, light snacks, and coffee will be provided.
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center
Room: The Pavillion Gym
1707 E 23rd Ave
Hutchinson, KS 67501
All approved registrants will receive the participant agenda with the course curriculum.
Registration Fee: There is no cost for this training
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Register soon, space is limited!
If you need assistance registering, contact Teresa Gallegos, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.
Jessica Albers, MFS, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Board Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Statewide SANE Clinical Consultant
Director of Education and Training
View a short video on sexual assault exams in Kansas:
Pittsburg State University
Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing
The Advanced Nurse Education-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) aims to provide better physical and mental health care treatments for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The grant funds will be used for recruiting, training, and certifying nurses for forensic exams and multi-disciplinary members of sexual assault victims for better evidence collection and potentially higher prosecution rates. The three-year HRSA ANE-SANE Grant was awarded to the Pittsburg State University, Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing in October 2018 to train and support nurses and organizations in rural areas of Kansas.
Disclaimer: The grants and programs are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information: HRSA.gov
This grant is funded or partially funded by the State General Fund for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The opinions, findings, and 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.
This project is supported by subgrant number TRNG-03 awarded through the Federal Office for Victims of Crime 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 or the U.S. Department of Justice.
Total Training Hours: 6.5
7 CNEs Pending approval – A certificate of completion for 7.5 hours of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits will be awarded to each participant upon the completion of this training.
November 8, 2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm