2017-18: Listen to the Story my Body Tells: Lessons Learned in Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations

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2017-18: Listen to the Story my Body Tells: Lessons Learned in Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations

We will explore the prevalence of sexual assault in the United States and the nurse’s role in performing trauma-informed sexual assault examinations. We will then discuss patient advocacy in the legal system. Finally, we will draw essential conclusions about the shared experiences of the forensic and psychiatric patient.

  Alysha Woods, BSN, PMHRN-BC, SANE

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  36 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the sexual assault response process and resources available for sexual assault survivors.

Keywords:  Forensic Nursing, Sexual Assault, Trauma Informed Care

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Thursday, October 25, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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