3023: Being A SANE Psychiatric Nurse: Improving Interventions for Vulnerable Populations Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault
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3023:  Being A SANE Psychiatric Nurse: Improving Interventions for Vulnerable Populations Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault

 

Psychiatric nurses who are trained as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners have value added skills in assessment of mental status, lethality, communication, and disorders of thinking and mood. Half the victims of sexual assault at a community based sexual assault center have some type of vulnerability. A case study of human sex trafficking will be presented.

 

Speakerd: Sally Helton, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, SANE-A;  Ginger Evans, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, SANE-A

 

Disclosures: The presenters have no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the role of a psychiatric nurse as a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) and forensic nurse.
2. Recognize populations particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and sex trafficking.
3. Identify nursing interventions, core competencies, and screens to improve care of victims of sexual assault or sex trafficking.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Friday, November 9th
Sexual Trauma Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 11, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire:
October 1, 2015

 

 

 

 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.