The Academy of Forensic Nursing Regional Conference

March 5-6, 2019

Sponsored By: National Forensic Services LLC

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Essentials of Expert Testimony & Current Legal Topics for Forensic Nurses

  • Describe the elements of a criminal trial & interpret legal terminology
  • Compare prosecution & defense approaches in criminal proceedings
  • Analyze the outcomes of a select criminal case study
  • Critique the scientific foundations and use of digital imaging as demonstrative evidence
  • Discuss current concepts of health care law & risk management
  • Assess examples of potential areas of malpractice for the forensic nurse
  • Identify the role(s) and expectations of the consulting or testifying forensic nurse expert
  • Describe defense theories & preparation of a criminal defense case
  • Analyze the outcomes of a select criminal case study
  • Identify key concepts in undergoing a deposition
  • Evaluate the qualities & credentials of the forensic nurse

Where: The Jockey Club, 3700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Who: Meet Your Course Facilitators

  • Diana Faugno MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN
  • Valerie Sievers MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN

Who: Meet the Faculty

  • Gerald Fineman, Chief Deputy District Attorney at Riverside County District Attorney's Office
  • Ward R. Allen, a digital imaging expert and consultant
  • Attorney Joe Flores, federal and Texas trial lawyer. One of the few trial lawyers and APRN's in the nation. Defender of healthcare providers and a patient advocate
  • Attorney Robert M. Draskovich has pioneered a methodology of combining science with the art of persuasion. He is highly sought as a legal commentator and has given his opinion for the NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, CNN, and Fox 5 News. Mr. Draskovich handles all matters in both state and federal courts.
  • Valerie A. Sievers MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A, SANE-P, a Forensic Clinical Nurse Specialist, Forensic Healthcare Consultant
$379 For Academy of Forensic Nursing Non-Members
$349 For Academy of Forensic Nursing Members

CNE's Are Pending

  • Registration also includes access to a frequently requested online course! For Photography and Assessment of Non-Fatal Strangulation Exams During a Forensic Medical Exam.
    Access to this course expires on March 30th, 2019. Registrants will receive Certificate of Completion.
    This online course will guide the learner through recognition & assessment as part of a strangulation evaluation. The components of patient history, accurate patient assessment, photography, discharge instructions & recommended follow up will be covered.
  • Schedule:
    Day 1: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 Gerald Fineman & Ward Allen

    • 1:00PM - 2:30PM – Class - Gerald Fineman
    • 2:30PM - 2:45PM - Coffee and Tea Break
    • 2:45PM -- 4:30PM - Class - Gerald Fineman
    • 4:30PM -- 4:45PM - Coffee and Tea Break
    • 4:45PM -- 5:15PM - Class - Gerald Fineman
    • 5:15PM -- 6:00PM - The scientific foundations and use of digital imaging as demonstrative evidence - Ward Allen

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

    Day 2: Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 Attorney Joe A. Flores, and Val Sievers

    • 9:00Am - 10:30AM - Sources of Law and the Nurse Practice Act - Attorney Joe A. Flores
    • 10:30AM - 10:45AM - Coffee & Tea Break
    • 10:45AM - 12:30PM - Standards of Nursing Care – Proving a Case of Malpractice - Attorney Joe A. Flores
    • 12:30PM - 1:30PM - Networking Lunch Buffet
    • 1:30PM - 3:00PM - Health Care Law Issues - Attorney Joe A. Flores
    • 3:00PM - 3:15PM – Coffee and Tea Break
    • 3:15PM - 5:15PM - Attorney Robert M. Draskovich
    • 5:15PM – 6:00PM - Polishing your forensic expert profile - Val Sievers
    Day 1: 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: Gerald Fineman

    Course Description:
    Coming Soon
    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.


    Objectives:
    1. Demonstrate how the Defense can mathmatically prove your .jpg picture is not the original picture
    2. More coming Soon

    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: Nurse Attorney, Val Sievers and Diana Faugno

    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.

    Objectives:
    1. Describe the elements of a criminal trial
    2. Compare prosecution & defense approaches in criminal proceedings
    3. Critique the use of digital imaging as demonstrative evidence
    4. Identify the role(s) of the forensic nurse as consultant or testifying witness
    5. Analyze the outcomes of a select criminal case study
    6. Discuss current concepts of health care law & risk management
    7. Recognize the qualities & credentials of the forensic nurse expert


    Registration Opens October 6th, 2018
    Health Professionals will need their license number in order to receive a certificate.

    Click here to Register Now!

    The Jockey Club is snuggled between City Center and the Bellagio. It serves as a hotel, time share and holds apartments for private ownership. If you call the Jockey Club, indicate that you are calling for hotel reservations.

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    Cancellation and Refund Policy:If you need to cancel, you may receive a refund of $125 until Midnight January 15th, 2019. After January 15th, 2019, no refunds. All sales are final. Travel and Lodging not included.


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