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Sexual Assault Victims: Role of the Nurse

Written by: Rachel Nall, RN, MSN, CRNA

1 Contact Hour

About the Author

Rachel Nall, RN, MSN, is a registered nurse and freelance medical writer. She earned a Journalism degree from UT-Knoxville, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UT-Chattanooga, and her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Anesthesia from UT-Chattanooga. Rachel’s articles have appeared in Everyday Health, Healthline, Medical News Today, and more. She also writes medical education materials across a variety of industries. 

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to educate nurses on best practices in caring for sexual assault victims. This course is designed for nurse clinicians and nurses caring for sexual assault victims to enhance their knowledge of procedures and approaches with regards to SANE that can minimize trauma, promote healing, and enhance the likelihood that perpetrators can be brought to justice. The Learning objectives for this course are to identify the scope of the problem related to sexual assault and its reporting in the United States. The Nurse will learn to describe the role or roles of nurses caring for sexual assault victim and the role and education of a sexual assault nurse examiner. The Learner will identify the components that sexual assault evidence collection kits must contain at a minimum and be able to explain the risks for pregnancy, HIV contraction, and STD prevention as well as prevention when possible following sexual assault. The Nurse will be able to describe ways to create a therapeutic milieu for a sexual assault survivor.

Successful completion of this course will provide the learner with one (1) contact hour.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

To receive credit for this course you must pass this test with a score of 80% or higher.

No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare.

Contact hours will be provided for the completion of this activity from February 28, 2019 to February 28, 2021.

    1 Contact Hour