As a registered nurse, this course will prepare you to provide comprehensive care for recent victims of sexual assault. Understand how to offer support, take histories, gain consent, conduct examinations and carry out interventions as needed. Examine risk factors for assault, standards of practice, physical and psychological consequences of assault, forensic and non-forensic examination, injury identification and documentation, as well as discharge follow up.
The course content meets the requirements of the International Association of Forensic Nurses to prepare sexual assault nurse examiners who wish to later write the optional certification examinations. Social workers, LPNs, lawyers, and police officers are welcome to take the course to further their knowledge in working with sexual assault victims. For non-registered nurses, registration restrictions apply. Please contact us for more information.