One of the most important aspect of any child sexual assault case is the medical forensic examination which should be conducted by a trained medical provider, such as a child abuse pediatrician or a Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner(SANE-P). Team members all have separate and different roles in these cases, working together and understanding the role of the SANE-P and understanding the medical language medical providers use will ultimately benefit all those involved in the case. This presentation will discuss best practices and utilize the latest scientific research the SANE-P uses when conducting the medical forensic examination. It will include the different aspects of the medical forensic examination from collection of evidence and what we can collect and why we collect what we collect, why/ why not STI testing/treatment is necessary, referral services, interpreting photo documentation and interpreting the actual exam documentation to testimony of the forensic provider, using case studies of what worked and what needed improvement. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Learn why a pediatric medical forensic examination is needed
Learn about the different aspects of a pediatric sexual assault examination
Understand how a SANE-P is an integral part of the Multi- Disciplinary Team (MDT)