This course reviews forensic evidence collection for sexually assaulted victims. A victim-centered approach with discussion of methods, history-taking, examination, specimen collection, photography, and documentation are taught. Participants will learn to support STI prophylaxis and pregnancy testing, and prophylaxis for sexual assault survivors. All clinicians who work in emergency departments will benefit from taking this course. It specifically meets the requirements for Texas nurses.
This course is appropriate for Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants.
At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to:
- Identify terminology, roles, organizations, and populations in forensic care
- Identify methods of history-taking, examination, specimen collection, photography, and documentation
- Determine STI and pregnancy testing/prophylaxis and support interventions for sexual assault survivors