DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NOTICE
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Establishment of Minimum Standard Requirements for Sexual Assault Evidence Collection
[50 Pa.B. 6964]
Caring for the Sexually Assaulted Patient When There is No SANE in Sight: A Training for ALL Healthcare Providers
This two hour course is FREE and open to everyone!
Some hospitals and healthcare facilities do not have trained sexual assault examiners to provide
expert care to patients across the life span following sexual assault or abuse. As a result, clinicians
may not be prepared to address the healthcare and evidentiary needs of this patient population,
leading to less effective care being provided. In some cases, there may be no care provided at all,
and victims may be sent elsewhere.
Because of this, a free, two hour course was collaboratively created by a team of national experts from various disciplines to fill the education gap for all clinicians about sexual assault and the unique needs of this complex patient population. This training was developed using the basic elements of Appendix C of the National Training Standards 2nd ed.
This training provides clinicians with a greater understanding of the needs of patients that have been sexually assaulted or abused while improving the overall care and exam process for these patients. With the guidance conducted within this training, clinicians are more equipped to provide their patients with a trauma-informed, patient-centered approach. Affording the clinician an increased level of comfort with caring for this patient population.
Please share with your healthcare contacts. This course is not meant to replace SANE training, but to fill the gap and assist victims in receiving higher quality forensic exams.
CNE and CME credits are available at no cost upon completion of the course through IAFN.
PA DOH Sexual Assault Evidence Collection
Attorney General Website for Sexual Assault Victims Rights & Evidence Notification Protocol
International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Evaluations
A National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations Pediatric
National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Act
Act 164 Website for kits not picked up by law enforcement within 72 hours
Strangulation Title 18 -PA General Assembly
AETC (AIDS Education and Training Center Program)
CDC 2015 Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines
Office on Women's Health Female Genital Mutilation
Futures Without Violence
Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Substance Use
I Support The Girls
Multidisciplinary Glossary on Sexual Violence
Domestic Violence Resource-The Recovery Village
Shared Hope International