Learn responsibilities and tasks in caring for the patient; the procedures for conducting a sexual assault exam to identify, collect and preserve evidence; how to perform as an expert witness in a sexual assault trial; and about collaborating with other SART members to provide patient-centered care and justice. Learn current best practices through interactive simulations, webinars and on-site hands-on interactive events.
All simulations and scenarios you engage in — both online and on-site — are built on real-world experiences. All showcase the primary sexual assault issues, problems and challenges you may typically confront.
To help you best solve each scenario or challenge, the program provides you with the best practices and approaches used today by your peers throughout the country.
Polish your professional expertise by practicing the best practices for patient-centered care.
Pressed for time? No problem. You can complete your online coursework at your convenience and your own pace.
All courses are required. Only Course 2 is scored.
Become familiar with the SART and how the SART and SANE models have developed. Learn how a SART benefits the patient and the reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual assault.
Challenge 1: Crime and Justice
Challenge 2: Building Your SART
Challenge 3: Know Your Role
Challenge 1: Law Enforcement and Sexual Assault
Challenge 2: The Victim Advocate and Sexual Assault
Challenge 3: The SANE and Sexual Assault
Challenge 4: The Crime Lab and Sexual Assault
Challenge 5: The Prosecutor and Sexual Assault
Presenter: Dr. Linda Ledray —Introduction to the SART Concept
As an RN interested in becoming a SANE, a SANE seeking a refresher, an MD, APRN, SAFE or SAMFE. you’ll learn the SANE’s responsibilities and tasks in caring for the patient. The topics covered include the tools, procedures and techniques you will use to conduct the medical-forensic sexual assault exam, how to identify, collect and preserve evidence, as well as how to perform as an expert witness in a sexual assault trial.
After completing each lesson, you’ll view a webinar featuring a subject matter expert who builds on the topics covered in the preceding lesson. There are a total of eight webinars. A handout provided by the subject matter expert will be available for download after you view each webinar.
Challenge 1: Snapshot!
Challenge 2: The Evidence Collection Kit
Challenge 3: Findings of Evidence
Challenge 1: Basic Principles
Challenge 2: Obtaining Patient Consent
Presenter: Patricia Frazier, Ph.D. —Research on Victim Behaviors
Webinar 2 Handouts
Challenge 1: Patient General Information
Challenge 2: Clothing Inspection and Collection
Challenge 3: Upper Body Exam
Presenter: Jim Markey —Investigating Sexual Assault
Webinar 3 Handout
Challenge 1: Pelvic/Genital Anatomy
Challenge 2: Pelvic/Genital Exam
Presenter: Diana Faugno —Injury Identification and Documentation
Webinar 4 Handouts
Challenge 1: STI Evaluation and Care
Challenge 2: Pregnancy Risk Evaluation and Care
Challenge 3: Patient Discharge and Follow-Up
Presenter: Heather DeVore, M.D. —STIs and EC Treatment Recommendations; HIV
Webinar 5 Handouts
Challenge 1: Will She, or Won’t She Report?
Presenter: Nancy Hoffman, M.A., LPC, CSW —Sexual Assault in Rural Areas
Webinar 6A Handout
Presenter: Victoria Ybanez —Cultural and Tribal Issues
Webinar 6B Handout
Challenge 1: Evidence Collection Timing and Integrity
Presenter: Anjali A. Ranadive, MFS, JD —DNA and the Role of the Crime Lab
Webinar 7 Handout
Challenge 1: Trial Preparation
Presenters: Patti Powers, J.D. and Robert Laurino, J.D. —SANE Trial and Testimony Preparation
Webinar 8 Handout
This series of detailed demonstration videos will interest RNs, SANEs and candidates for the IAFN SANE-A® certification program by the IAFN’s Commission on Forensic Nursing Certification who want to learn best practices in performing a variety of evidentiary procedures during the medical-forensic exam.
1. Advocate Crisis Intervention with Victim
2. Law Enforcement Interview with Victim
3. Discussing Patient Options and Obtaining Consent
4. Obtaining Patient Medical History (Part 1)
5. Obtaining Patient Medical History (Part 2)
6. Discussing EC Options and STIs with Patient
7. Collecting, Labeling and Sealing Patient Clothing
8. Collecting, Labeling and Sealing Patient Urine Sample
9. Blood Draw
10. Finger Prick Option for Blood Collection
11. Upper Body Head-to-Toe Exam (Complete)
11A. Fingernail Swabbing Technique / 11B. Bite Mark Inspection and Swabbing Technique / 11C. Alternate Light Source Use and Swabbing Technique / 11D. Skin Swabbing Technique
12. Lower Body Head-to-Toe Exam (Complete)
12A. Pubic Hair Combing / 12B. External Genital Injury Inspection and Swab / 12C. Speculum / 12D. Anal Inspection and Swabbing
This series of interviews will be of interest to new and prospective SART members who want to learn from the experts: a SANE, law enforcement officers, victim advocates, prosecutors and a DNA specialist. Each interviewee shares perspective on the importance of a victim-centered response, holding offenders accountable, and helping prevent sexual violence. The interviews were recorded at the Sixth National SART Training Conference in Austin, Texas.
1. SART Member Interviews
2. Advocate Crisis Intervention with Victim
3. Advocate-Victim Follow-Up Meeting
4. Law Enforcement 911 Response Victim Interview
5. Law Enforcement Interview with Victim
6. Law Enforcement Interview with Suspect
Members of the Kearney, Neb., SART gather regularly for an update meeting. They discuss their challenges and the process of working together to seek justice for victims. As a result of their efforts, this small community has seen an increase in sexual assault reporting and successful prosecutions.
SART members in rural and Native American communities, as well as those served by the SART, share their experiences about the severity, complexity and impact of sexual assault, and the power of a SART to care for and seek justice for victims.
Use Break the Silence as a SART awareness tool in your community
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