JOIN US FOR THIS VERY SPECIAL FREE 90-MINUTE AFN INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MARGO NOONAN & AIDEEN WALSH
Join your colleagues at The Academy for this FREE Webinar! Please share this special event invitation with your multidisciplinary team members!
The six Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATU) in Ireland are dedicated units where there is comprehensive and coordinated forensic and medical care for males and females,14 years of age and upwards, who have experienced rape or sexual assault. The core staff of these units are Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination). As well as providing forensic examinations for clients who present acutely, the CNS also provides care for those who do not report to Gardaí (law enforcement) and clients who present beyond a forensic timeframe. The broader role of the CNS includes follow-up care including STI screening, vaccination programmes, liaising with support services (e.g. child protection, therapy services, support organisations), interagency education and research. Services for children and adolescents are provided in three centres in Ireland. The interagency response is developing and a Barnahus model of care is being introduced. In this presentation, you will learn about:- SATUs and CSA services in Ireland in 2021.- The development of the CNS/ANP roles.- Publication of National Sexual Assault Response Team guidelines.- Mandatory reporting in Ireland.- Discussion on criminal, civil and family law scenarios from the nurses’ perspective. Geared toward law enforcement, advocacy, legal, forensic nurses, advanced practice providers, and emergency department/healthcare providers.