1 - Day SANE Clinical Skills Training

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: One Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Clinical Skills Practice Training

To participate in this training a participant must be a registered nurse who has completed the 40 Hour SANE training and has, at a minimum, observed at least two medical forensic exams. This training is for practicing the skills needed to a medical forensic exam, it is not a training to confirm competency of speculum insertion / use. In this activity, participants will perform all aspects of the medical-forensic examination with guidance. The participant will have the guidance and, if needed, will have the assistance of the SANE-A to demonstrate the following tasks:

  1. Identify conditions that would require a patient to be transported and seen by an ER physician 
  2. Discuss exam options with patient and obtain informed consent
  3. Obtain a medical and sexual assault history
  4. Explain the speculum exam, including speaking and listening skills, focusing on speculum insertion/removal and visualization techniques including swabbing and Toluidine Blue Dye use.
  5. Identify normal anatomy and variants in the anatomy of the genitalia
  6. Use multiple visualization techniques including swabbing and traction
  7. Demonstration of potential evidence collection based upon patient history
  8. Photo-document any relevant injuries/anomalies
  9. Document injuries on diagrams
  10. Preserve and package potential evidence, complete & maintain chain of custody
  11. Gain confidence in the process of the forensic exam

Trainer:  Sandra Steblin, MSN, ARNP, LNC, SANE-A

If you have any questions, please contact Kris-Tena Albers at (850) 297-2000 ext. 124. 

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For certified rape crisis centers: This training can count toward the FCASV 8-hour sexual violence annual training requirement. Check with your FCASV Contract Manager if you want to use contract funds to attend this training.