(3 credits) Distance Delivery - Internet
This online course provides the knowledge required to practice as a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) or physician examiner. Content is aimed at providing comprehensive care to victims of sexual assault including techniques for history taking and physical/psychosocial assessment, injury identification, evidence preservation and collection, assessing risks for infection/pregnancy and selecting treatment, crisis counseling, discharge considerations and court testimony. The course is designed for licensed nurses and physicians although police, social workers and lawyers involved with sexual assault may benefit - it is NOT open to undergraduate students.
Prerequisite: Forensic Studies 4405 is strongly recommended prior to Forensic Studies 4413 if the student has limited clinical experience