Forensic Evidence Collection, A Victim-Centered Approach

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Course Description

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. 

Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants. 

Learning Objectives

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 
Credit/Contact Hours
Pharmacotherapy Hours
  • Anne Cockerham, PhD, RN, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE
    Professor, Frontier Nursing University
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Take Home Resource
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Clips
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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