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Just Released! The primary purpose of the International Association of Forensic Nurses Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Education Guidelines is to help the sexual assault nurse examiner meet the medicolegal needs of those who have been affected by sexual violence, including individual patients, families, communities, and systems. Registered nurses who perform medicolegal-forensic evaluations must receive additional and specific didactic and clinical preparation to care for adult, adolescent, and pediatric patients following sexual violence or assault. The sexual assault nurse examiner practicing within recommendations set forth in the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Education Guidelines uses the nursing process and applies established evidence-based standards of forensic nursing practice to ensure that all patients reporting sexual violence and victimization receive competent medicolegal-forensic evaluation, taking into consideration developmental, cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual, and socioeconomic diversity.
This one volume guide articulates the essentials of this specialty, its accountabilities and activities - the who, what, when, where, and how of its practice, for both specialists and generalists and those who work with them. The standards themselves - six for nursing practice and nine for nursing professional performance - are those by which all nurses in this specialty practice. Each standard is made more specific and usable by its set of measurement criteria, filling out the delineation of the perspectives and priorities of forensic nursing. (American Nurses Association, 2009)
A primary goal of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) Forensic Nurse Death Investigator Council is to establish education guidelines for those nurses practicing in the subspecialty as an FNDI. These education guidelines assist the practitioner in meeting the forensic needs of individuals served by the medical/coroner system. The guidelines also serve as the foundation for consistent and comprehensive FNDI education programs.
To assist you in preparing for the exam, IAFN has developed this study guide. It provides basic information you need to know about the exam including core content, sample questions, a resource list and general test taking strategies.
This guide is designed to provide strategies and information that can be used to help you prepare for the exam. The information provided should assist you to develop a personal study plan that best suits your knowledge level, study habits and time frame.
The Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Educational Guidelines identify didactic content and supplemental clinical experiences that will prepare nurses to respond effectively to patients who are affected by IPV. The objectives are to assist the practitioner in meeting the needs of patients, families, communities, and systems and to ensure that all patients who experience IPV receive competent nursing care with regard to culture, age, sexuality, spirituality, socioeconomic status, and geography.
Based on a standardized body of scientific knowledge, these guidelines outline the process for medically and forensically evaluating a patient who is experiencing IPV, and specify the minimum level of instruction required. The 19-page publication includes a detailed roadmap for conducting didactic and clinical instruction, plus references and links to online resources from around the world.
Sexual Assault Quick Reference is an invaluable resource and field guide in a convenient pocket-sized format providing easy access to information for medical, forensic, and law enforcement investigations of sexual assault. Color photos illustrate assault variants in multiple age groups, from infants to the elderly.