2023 Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner-Forensic Health Care Examiner Refresher Course-Home Study

Attention:  If you have already completed the 2023 iteration of this course, and you must retake the course yearly, then please complete the latest version (2023-2024) of the course at:
https://www.dhaj7-cepo.com/content/2023-2024-sexual-assault-medical-forensic-examiner-forensic-health-care-examiner-refresher 

 

Program Description

A Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner (SAMFE)-Forensic Healthcare Examiner requires updated information on the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination (SAFE) in order to maintain currency and competency to practice as SAMFE-Forensic Healthcare Examiner. Upon completion of the training they will have acquired updated information to assist with their knowledge, skills, and abilities as a SAMFE-Forensic Healthcare Examiner.

Target Audience

This activity provides continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, and nurses. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the Forensic Healthcare team approach, informed consent, patient centered care and trauma informedcare.
  2. Describe how to perform a comprehensive physical examination and document findings for the sexual assaultpatient.
  3. Explain the management of sexual assault related trauma to include injury, behavioral health and counseling needs,consulting and referral process, and follow-up care.
  4. Outline drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assault in relation to best practices, patient history techniques andfocused evidence collection for the sexual assault situations.
  5. Identify the circumstances in which toxicology collection and testing may be indicated for the sexual assault patient.
  6. Explain the purpose of medical forensic photography alternate light source (ALS) examination.
  7. Describe equipment considerations, application techniques, and documentation expectations regarding forensicphotography and ALS equipment.
  8. Recognize how to produce precise, accurate, unbiased, and objective documentation for the medical forensicrecord for the sexual assault patient.
  9. Summarize how to identify, collect, document, preserve, label, store, and handle specimens to maintain evidenceintegrity for restricted and unrestricted reports of sexual assault.
  10. Discuss evidence collection considerations when conducting a sexual assault medical forensic examination forpersons accused of sexual violence.
  11. Analyze local and state laws and restrictions related to the sexual assault medical forensic examination.
  12. Examine sexual assault health care treatment issues during deployment including remote locations.
  13. Assess human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease or infections (STD/STI) testing,prophylactic treatment and follow-up care for the sexual assault patient.
  14. Discuss how to assess the risk of pregnancy, provide options for emergency contraception, and any follow-up careand referral services for the sexual assault.
  15. Examine how to assess the need for behavioral health services and provision for a referral for the sexual assaultpatient.
  16. Restate how to conduct a physical and behavioral health assessment for the sexual assault patient.
  17. Identify the prevalence, signs and symptoms, mechanisms of injury, implications, management and documentationfor non-fatal strangulation.
  18. Discuss the legal process of the sexual assault case and the sexual assault medical forensic examiner testimony.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.75 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 5.75 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 5.75 hours for completing this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity.
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 5.75 ANCC
    The DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Enduring Material (Home Study) for a maximum of 5.75 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 5.75 Certificate of Attendance
  • 5.75 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 5.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
01/01/2023
Course expires: 
10/12/2024

CDR Rachel Hernandez, FNP-C, SANE-A. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose. 

LCDR Mary King, ANCC, MSN, RN, SANE-A. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Kandice Ray, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 5.75 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.75 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 5.75 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 5.75 hours for completing this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity.
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Enduring Material (Home Study) activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 5.75 ANCC
    The DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Enduring Material (Home Study) for a maximum of 5.75 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 5.75 Certificate of Attendance
  • 5.75 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 5.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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