|Sexual assault nurse examiner training offered
MUSC will be hosting a five-day Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
Training April 22 through 28 at North Charleston City Hall.
Marianna Flynn, R.N., sexual assault nurse examiner program
coordinator, said she’s excited that MUSC is offering this resource to
the community. It will help develop a cadre of nurses who will be
highly trained to deal with the acute care and assessment of sexually
“We're developing a new model of community care that will be
compassionate and victim-centered. We’re working to involve members of
law enforcement, forensics and medicine so that everyone is working
together in a comprehensive way,” she said.
Sponsored by MUSC's Neonatal and Perinatal Division, the training
focuses on improving care of the victims of sexual assault physically
and emotionally, while also ensuring that quality evidence is gathered.
Members of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) in Charleston,
Berkeley and Dorchester counties are invited to attend relevant
presentations without charge.
The training is presented by Linda Ledray, R.N., Ph.D., of Minneapolis,
a nationally recognized expert and pioneer in the area of forensic
nursing. The intensive, five-day course will familiarize registered
nurses with all aspects of care in dealing with the issues and
complexities of the SANE role in the medical, forensic exam. The course
also involves experts in the areas of forensic nursing, law enforcement
and advocacy, emphasizing the overall importance of the role of
interdisciplinary work between nurses and members of SART.
For more information or to register, contact Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 792-8029.
Friday, April 16, 2010