Evidence Collection in the Emergency Department – 4-Part Webinar Series – May 2020

Audience: Hospital Emergency Department Personnel, Physicians, Licensed Physician Assistants, Registered Professional Nurses​

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KCSDV is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering has been approved for 7 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure.

KS State Board of Nursing Provider Number: LT0291-0914

Join us for a 4-part webinar series in May 2020! Evidence Collection in the Emergency Department: Medical-Forensic Care of the Sexual Assault Patient Webinar Series was developed to supplement the in-person course during this time of physical distancing in response to COVID-19. Additionally, this course will continue to be provided in person to emergency departments across the state in the future.

The first webinar will focus on the trauma-informed, victim-centered framework. The second webinar will review mandatory reporting, medical screening and preparing for the sexual assault exam. The third webinar covers the medical forensic exam process. In the last webinar of the series, participants will learn strategies to identify special circumstances, review chain of custody and evidence transfer, as well as prepare courtroom testimony. Learning objectives and registration links for each webinar are below.

A PDF of the presentation materials will be provided to participants electronically.

This training is a 4-part series, and attendance at all four webinars, and completion of quiz is necessary to complete the training.  A certificate of attendance for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits will be mailed to each participant upon the completion of the 4-part series.

Part 1
Thursday, May 7, 2020
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
Trauma-Informed, Victim Centered Framework

Register now at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2955385406881968908

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to (objectives):

  • Recognize how to provide a trauma-informed and victim-centered response
  • Understand the effects of trauma
  • Apply the principles of trauma-informed care to nursing practice
  • Understand the effects of vicarious trauma and the importance of self-care

Part 2
Monday, May 11, 2020
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
Mandatory Reporting, Medical Screening & Preparing for the Sexual Assault Exam

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7829415999208502796

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to (objectives):

  • Recognize sexual violence as a healthcare issue
  • Explore Kansas law applicable to sexual assault exams
  • Review Triage, Medical Screening and providing choices to the patient
  • Discuss sexual assault evidence collection time frames
  • Prepare to perform evidence collection in the ED

Part 3
Thursday, May 14, 2020
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
The Medical Forensic Exam Process

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1691290082567639820

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to (objectives):

  • Review the process for head to toe and detailed genital examinations for males and females
  • Describe how to use the Kansas sexual assault evidence collection kit
  • Discuss STI and pregnancy prophylaxis vs. testing

Part 4
Thursday, May 21, 2020
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
Special Circumstances, Discharge Planning and Post-Exam Issues

Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4714087240858759436

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to (objectives):

  • Identify special circumstances such as anonymous 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


Jessica Albers, MFS, BSN, RN, SANE-A SANE-P
Board Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
KCSDV Statewide SANE Clinical Consultant

Stefanie Spade, MS
Statewide SANE/SART Projects Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

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

Stefanie Spade
sspade@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Watch a short video on sexual assault exams in Kansas:

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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, 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.

Total Training Hours for 4-part series: 7 (ONLY offered as a series)


Evidence Collection in the ED WEBINAR SERIES


  •  May 7, 2020 - May 21, 2020
     2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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