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Caring for the Sexually Assaulted Patient When There is No SANE in Sight
Course Description
The International Association of Forensic Nurses offers educational opportunities for professionals caring for victims of violence.  Some courses contain medical photographs of injuries, genital regions, and other potentially triggering topics and images. If you need assistance in processing trauma, help is available.

This activity is intended for healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients who have experienced sexual assault.

Release date: November 19, 2022
Expiration date: November 19, 2024 *Contact hours will not be awarded after expiration
Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity,
Healthcare providers will report an increase in knowledge of the minimum standards of care to address the health and evidentiary needs of patients who have been sexually abused and/or sexually assaulted.

Clinicians will report an increase in competence/confidence of how to perform an exam of patients that have been sexually assaulted

Angelita Olowu BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Financial Disclosure

The authors, presenters, and planning committee for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.



Computer System Requirements
A desktop or laptop computer with internet access. An updated internet browser such as Firefox or Chrome.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Upon attending the course in its entirety (due to the criticality of the content) and completing the course evaluation, you will receive a certificate that documents the continuing nursing education contact hours for this activity.

The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Availability: On-Demand
Access expires 365 days after start
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
2 Contact Hours Credits
Contains: 6 Courses
International Association of Forensic Nurses
6755 Business Parkway, Ste 303
Elkridge, MD 21075
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