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HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467, course provides 1.00 contact hours.
Provider approved by the AR,DC,FL,GA,SC,WV,NM Boards of Nursing, CE Provider #: 50-13256.
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Sexual Assault Victims: Role of the Nurse

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Sexual Assault Victims: Role of the Nurse
The purpose of this course is to educate nurses on best practices in caring for sexual assault victims. This course is designed for nurse clinicians and nurses caring for sexual assault victims to enhance their knowledge of procedures and approaches with regards to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner or SANE that can minimize trauma, promote healing, and enhance the likelihood that perpetrators can be brought to justice.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Identify the scope of the problem related to sexual assault and its reporting in the United States
State the role or roles of nurses caring for sexual assault victims
Summarize the role and education of a sexual assault nurse examiner
Name the components that sexual assault evidence collection kits must contain at a minimum
Discuss the risks for pregnancy, HIV contraction, and STD prevention as well as prevention when possible following sexual assault
Recall ways the nurse can create a therapeutic milieu for a sexual assault survivor


Chapter 1: Introduction/Scope of the Problem and Nurse’s Role

What is SANE
Sexual Assault Victims Seeking Care
Role of the Nurse

Chapter 2: Evidence Collection Best Practices

Consideration of Evidence Collected
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits
Evidence Collection

Chapter 3: Pregnancy, HIV and STD Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention
Pregnancy Prevention
HIV/AIDS Prevention

Chapter 4: Therapeutic Communication with the Sexual Assault Victim

Providing for Pressing Issues
Addressing Comfort Needs

Chapter 5: Case Scenarios – Sexual Assault Victims: Role of the Nurse

Case Scenario #1
Case Scenario #2

Chapter 6: Conclusion and References

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