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Medical Advocacy Panel
Webinar 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 webinar is a panel discussion with medical advocate experts across various backgrounds. The panel highlights the value of advocacy accompaniment for the patient during the medical forensic exam, the importance of multidiscipliinary collaboration, and discuss the advocacy needs of adult, adolescent, and pediatric survivors from diverse communitites.

Gina Scaramella, MSW, LICSW, Independent Consultant, formerly with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Laurelle Sheppard, Program Director, Victim Witness Services for Northern Arizona
Lori Jenkins, Sexual Assault Services Director, The Refuge Utah
Sarah Walters, Project Coordinator, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Karla Vierthaler, Advocacy and Resources Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Chantel Hammond, MSN, RN, AFN-C, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Specialist, International Association of Forensic Nurses

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

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:
1.5 Contact Hours Credits
International Association of Forensic Nurses
6755 Business Parkway, Ste 303
Elkridge, MD 21075
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