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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program


The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) / Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) workshop is an intensive five-day course to familiarize participants with all aspects of the forensic and health care processes for sexual assault victims. This course, taught by experts in the areas of forensic nursing, law enforcement, advocacy and criminal prosecution, emphasizes the overall importance of the role of the SANE/SAFE and their role in the interdisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). 

Key competencies identified by the primary stakeholders of sexual assault education and standards provide the framework for this training. Participants will learn to apply the nursing process for the medical and forensic evaluation of patients who have experienced sexual assault. Enrollees will participate in a simulated forensic history, demonstrate speculum insertion on a live patient model and practice expert witness testimony in a mock trial as a part of the educational training. The participants will have a beginning understanding of the issues and complexities of the SANE/SAFE role.

Date: May 22-26, 2017

Location: The University of Iowa College of Nursing

Click here for the conference brochure

Registration information is available here

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For more information, please contact Molly James: molly-james@uiowa.edu or 319-335-7075.