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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 assaulted patients.
“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 or call 792-8029.


Friday, April 16, 2010

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