WEBINAR — Evidence Collection in Emergency Departments: Medical-Forensic Care of the Sexual Assault Patient

Evidence Collection in Emergency Departments: Medical-Forensic Care of the Sexual Assault Patient

AUDIENCE:  Hospital emergency department personnel, physicians, licensed physician assistants, RNs, hospital administration including risk managers, other medical professionals

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST

 

Description:

Kansas law (see 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 certified SANEs or SANE programs. This webinar training will provide medical professionals and hospital emergency departments with information about the KBI sexual assault evidence collection kit, sexual assault medical forensic exams, and best practices for working with sexual assault patients.

Training Objectives:

– Explore Kansas law applicable to sexual assault exams
– Discuss sexual assault evidence collection time frames
– Recognize how to provide trauma-informed medical care
– Describe how to use the Kansas sexual assault evidence collection kit
– Identify special circumstances such as anonymous exams, drug or alcohol evidence collection and suspect examinations
– Explore documentation for sexual assault exams
– Review chain of custody and evidence transfer

Presenters:

Jessica Albers, RN, BSN, MFS, SANE-A, SANE-P
SANE/SART Clinical Coordinator
HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System

Susan Smith, RN, BSN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Board Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Emergency and Forensic Nursing Departments
HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System


Continuing Education:

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

In order to receive continuing nursing education (CNE) credit for this webinar training, the following instructions must be followed:

  • Each participant who wants CNE credit must register for the webinar training independently and must sign-in to the live webcast with their unique login.
  • Each participant who wants CNE credit must participate and complete the polls that are administered during the live webcast.  Two polls will be administered during the live webcast; one mid-way through the program, and one at the end of the program.
  • Each participant who wants CNE credit must provide a valid mailing address at the time of registration.  This address will be used to mail the certificate indicating CNE credit following the live webcast.
  • Each participant who wants CNE credit must provide their KSBON license number at the time of registration.

Register now at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1569788543323521036

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Questions:
Teresa Gallegos
tgallegos@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

OR

Laura Jones
ljones@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

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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.

Total Training Hours: 2.0


 

  • June 25, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm