Clinical Skills Validation Training Friday, February 2, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
To be eligible for this training, you must:
- be a registered nurse who has completed the 40-hour didactic course,
- bring a signed letter from a qualified preceptor (ARNP, MD, DO or PA) verifying speculum exam competency and
- have observed or conducted a minimum of two medical forensic exams.
This training is for demonstrating the skills needed to conduct a complete medical forensic exam, if the student demonstrates competency a validation letter of competency will be provided.
Participants will be expected to identify female and male genital structures; demonstrate speculum insertion; demonstrate proper swabbing technique to conduct specimen collection; use appropriate injury terminology and description; and appropriately photo-document injuries to ensure photos will be submissible in a court of law.
This will be achieved in a one-day session during which a SANE-A proctor will observe the student through each skill station. During the course, students will be expected to:
- Identify conditions that would require a patient to be transported and seen by an ER physician
- Discuss exam options with patient and obtain informed consent
- Obtain a medical and sexual assault history
- Explain the speculum exam, including speaking and listening skills, focusing on speculum insertion/removal and visualization techniques including swabbing and Toluidine Blue Dye use.
- Identify normal anatomy and variants in the anatomy of the genitalia
- Use multiple visualization techniques including swabbing and traction
- Demonstration of potential evidence collection based upon patient history
- Photo-document any relevant injuries/anomalies
- Document injuries on diagrams
- Preserve and package potential evidence, complete & maintain chain of custody
- 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.
Please note: An application has been submitted to the Florida Nurses Association for approval of contact hours.