Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) - January 2019

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Course

Course Expiration Date: 12/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is discounted with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

The cost is payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:

Instructor: Kelli Clune, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, BCEN, SANE-A, Pediatric SANE

Target Audience: Nurses

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1)  Discuss the importance of Multidisciplinary inter-professional team concept;  

2) Identify professional affiliates involved in providing care to the sexual assault victim ;

 3) Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the SANE;

4) How to access and review IAFN (InteFNP-Cational Association of Forensic Nursing) publications and guidelines;

5) Name the major structures of the male and female genitalia;

6) Discuss genital examination of normal vs. abnormal findings and identify trauma;

7) Describe the components of the forensic exam;

8) Discuss the components of obtaining a health history;

9) Identify the essential components of a psychological assessment;

10) Identify the essential components of a physical assessment;

11) Identify common mechanisms of injury, patteFNP-Cs of injury, and response to injury;

12) Articulate the steps of evidence collection;

13) Summarize assistive techniques and equipment used with evidence collection;

14) Discuss the importance of documentation;

15) Discuss the dynamics of sexual assault;

16) Describe the role of the SANE in the courtroom as an expert vs. factual witness;

17) Describe psychological reactions to sexual assault;

18) Recognize reasons for non-reporting of sexual assault/ domestic violence;

19) Discuss ethics in working with sexual assault cases;

20) Discuss components of human trafficking, marital rape, domestic violence and date rape;

21) Discuss nursing management of the sexual assault patient.

Length of Course:  24 hours online + 16 classroom hours ( two 8 hour days)

"In order to complete the Adult/ Adolescent SANE course and meet the mandatory 40 hour didactic training requirement for SANE certification, all online modules and in class lectures must be completed as well as scoring a  minimal grade of 80% on the end of course test."  Each module must be completed before moving to the next one.

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This continuing education activity is approved for 40 contact hours for licensed nurses. 

 Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty and all persons directly involved in the planning of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.