The Academy of Forensic Nursing Inaugural Conference

Excellence in Forensic Practice, Leveraging the Role of the Forensic Nurse Examiner
  • Non-Fatal Strangulation Protocols
  • How To Grow Your Forensic Business and Community Action Plan
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Where: The Jockey Club, 3700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Who: Meet the Faculty

  • Valerie A. Sievers MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A, SANE-P
  • Angelia Clark (Zinsli Morris) Trujillo, DNP, MSN, WHNP-BC, SANE-P
  • Dr. Jennifer L. Johnson, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, AFN-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P
  • Debra S. Holbrook, MSN, RN, SANE-A, FNE A/P, FAAN
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For $449 This package includes… Schedule: Click HERE to download course materials. For login credentials, please contact or call (310) 492-5372 x 3.
Day 1: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 Diana Faugno and Val Sievers
  • 12:00PM - 12:45PM – Introduction And Welcome
  • 12:45PM - 1:45PM - Expanding Forensic Nursing Practice
  • 1:45PM -- 3:00PM - IPV & the Trauma of Strangulation
  • 3:00PM -- 3:15PM - Coffee And Tea Break
  • 3:15PM -- 4:45PM - Forensic Evaluation of Strangulation
  • 4:45PM -- 5:00PM - Coffee and Tea Break
  • 5:00PM -- 6:00PM - Case Reviews & Interactive Photography & Documentation

6:00PM-7:30PM – Hors D'oeuvres, Wine & Beer Meet and Greet Reception (In The Conference Room)

Day 2: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 Jen Johnson, Angelia Trujillo, Deb Holbrook

  • 7:00AM – 8:00AM Networking Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00AM - 8:30AM - Recommendations for Evaluation & Treatment of Strangulation
  • 8:30AM - 9:30AM - Community Assessment- What Do You Need
  • 9:30AM - 9:45AM - Coffee and Tea Break
  • 9:45AM - 10:45AM - Community Assessment- Continued
  • 10:45AM - 12:00PM - Business Planning For An Increase In Forensic Patients
  • 12:00PM - 1:15PM – Networking Lunch Buffet
  • 1:15PM - 3:00PM - Business Planning For An Increase In Forensic Patients
  • 3:00PM - 3:15PM – Coffee and Tea Break
  • 3:15PM - 4:30PM – Business Planning For An Increase In Forensic Patients
  • 4:30PM - 6:00PM – Taking Forensic Nursing On The Road - Mobility Models
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Purpose: To provide current, comprehensive forensic education including competencies, clinical reasoning and exposure to marketing strategies that can propel expansion of forensic practice for experienced Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner teams.

Faculty: Val & Diana

Course Description:
Making the case for expanded forensic healthcare & essentials of the non-fatal strangulation examination
This presentation will identify opportunities and rationale to consider in evolving the role of the experienced SANE to expanding clinical practice to patient populations with additional forensic health care needs. Considering the co-occurrence of physical & sexual violence, a response to those affected by IPV is a logical progression. With emerging research and focus on the occurrence of strangulation within intimate partner relationships, additional information on this lethal form of trauma will be included.

Because 80% of all strangulation patients will have no visible trauma, it is important to consider evidence collection and treatment in any case suspicious for strangulation. It is important that participants understand the variables in strangulation and why some patients will have visible physical findings or symptoms and others may not. The key is documentation based on the history and the head to toe examination. Updated tools and equipment will be available to demonstrate the proper documentation of this examination as well as allowing interactive practice for participants.

1. Identify clinical & community opportunities for expanding forensic nursing practice
2. Discuss the rationale for identifying intimate partner violence (IPV) in patient populations
3. Identify available assessment/screening tools for family violence & IPV
4. Discuss the incidence and prevalence of non-fatal strangulation in survivors of sexual assault and IPV
5. Critically analyze the physical & physiologic effects of strangulation
6. Describe recommended courses of treatment and care for patients with a history of strangulation
7. Demonstrate photographic and written documentation tools to utilize in cases of non-fatal strangulation

Day 2: Click to View Objectives and More

Purpose: To provide current, comprehensive forensic education including competencies, clinical reasoning and exposure to marketing strategies that can propel expansion of forensic practice for experienced Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner teams.

Faculty: Jen, Angelia and Deb

Course Description:
This presentation will provide information to facilitate forensic practice and growth by expanding sexual assault care from a silo practice to comprehensive forensic care of victims across the lifespan. This process incorporates community assessment, community readiness activities, with the construction of a business plan to support growth and program expansion. The comprehensive forensic program that is designed to provide quality care by specially trained professionals who can effectively treat and care for patients affected by all types of violence. This presentation aims to provide agencies and communities with skills necessary to develop a comprehensive forensic program provides community specific, individualized care tailored to the needs of each patient/victim by providing consistent, comprehensive, competent and compassionate care to aid in effectively breaking the cycles of violence.

1. The attendee will be able to identify ways to assess current crime statistics to gain insight to potential forensic patient growth.
2. The attendee will gain understanding of the billing and coding processes that can assist in the identification of financial gain for the program.
3. The attendee will be able to formulate a community assessment for the readiness and support of increasing forensic service to other victims of violence.
4. Discussion of advancement from a sexual assault program to a comprehensive forensic program through an easy transition.
5. Participants will describe several types of Forensic Mobile Programs.
6. Participants will understand options available in where forensic examinations are conducted.
7. Participants will be able to discuss feasibility of mobile Programs dependent on venue and needs.
8. Participants will be able to discern costs associated with various types of mobile programs.

Registration Opens February 1st, 2018
Health Professionals will need their license number in order to receive a certificate.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy:If you need to cancel, you may receive a refund of $180 until Midnight June 30th, 2018. After July 1st, 2018, no refunds. All sales are final. Travel and Lodging not included.

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