USA CON Sexual Assault Nursing Empowerment and Support (SOUTH SANES) ECHO®
USA CON SOUTH SANES ECHO® MISSION: TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINERS (SANES) LOCALLY, REGIONALLY, AND ACROSS THE NATION, ADDRESSING PROFESSIONAL SHORTAGES AND GAPS IN CARE
Attention Healthcare Providers – If your patients benefit from comprehensive and sensitive sexual assault services, from local people they know and trust, then the USA CON SOUTH SANES ECHO® can provide interprofessional telementoring.
No cost to participate | Free continuing education credits available to eligible participants.
Background on Health Issues
Did you know that 1 in 6 women will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime?
- Victims of violence and abuse require care from a health professional who is trained to treat the trauma associated with the wrong that has been done to them—be it sexual assault, intimate partner violence, neglect, or other forms of intentional injury.
- Forensic nurses are also a critical resource for anti-violence efforts. They collect evidence and give testimony that can be used in a court of law to apprehend or prosecute perpetrators who commit violent and abusive acts (www.iafn.org).
SOUTH SANES (SOUTH ALABAMA Sexual Assault Nursing Empowerment and Support) offers didactic and clinical education for registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioner (NP)/nurse practitioner students (NPs) who are developing expertise in patient care and healing support after sexual assault, interpersonal, and/or domestic violence.
SOUTH SANES provides curricula opportunities, continuing nursing education, clinical immersion, and clinical support to enhance the professional development of practicing SANES and aims to increase the number of certified and trained SANES along the Gulf Coast region, its adjacent rural communities, and beyond by offering evidence based, patient-centered, and trauma-informed programming.
To bring health care professionals together in a virtual learning environment where collaboration and connection with sexual assault experts will increase the frontline capacity to provide thorough, trauma-informed care to our most vulnerable population
Our ECHO® programming consists of the following:
- A Zoom session (10 monthly sessions)
- A short lecture provided by sexual assault care experts
- A case scenario presentation and discussion
- Questions, discussion, and engagement with other providers and experts
Launch Date: January 11th, 2024
Calendar Year 2024
Second Thursday of the Month
This series on sexual assault and forensic nursing will consist of six (6) sessions. All sessions are 90 minutes, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., Central Time.
Registration will remain open during the series period.
|Session 1||January 11th, 2024||Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Sexual Assault||Dr. Emma Lathan-Powell, Auburn University|
|Session 2||February 8th, 2024||Male Sexual Assault in the Incarcerated Population||Vikki Vodosia, The CHIPS Center|
|Session 3||March 14th, 2024||Transgender & Non-Binary Healthcare and Sexual Assault||Stacie Pace, Spectrum: The Other Clinic|
|Session 4||April 11th, 2024||Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault||Crystal Schwerdtfeger, Bluebird’s Hope|
|Session 5||May 9th, 2024||Internet Sex Crimes Against Children||Det. Brad Jordan, Pelham Police Department|
|Session 6||June 13th, 2024||Post-Assault Pregnancy Prevention
(pharmacology credits available)
|Dr. Nancy Downing, Texas A&M|
To join the 2024 USA CON SOUTH SANES ECHO® please complete Registration using the following link. You will be registered for all six sessions.
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