1-Day SANE Clinical Validation Training

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


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:

  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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Please note: An application has been submitted to the Florida Nurses Association for approval of contact hours.