Wed, Apr 21 | Webinar Series

A Virtual Boot Camp - Forensic Nursing Responses to the Epidemic of Strangulation

Join your AFN Colleagues at Virtual Boot Camp this April! Forensic Nursing Responses to the Epidemic of Strangulation will kick-off "live" on April 21, 2021.  Unable to attend the live session?  Registrants will be able to access recorded sessions at their convenience through June 30, 2021.
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A Virtual Boot Camp - Forensic Nursing Responses to the Epidemic of Strangulation

Time & Location

Apr 21, 7:00 PM EDT – Jun 30, 11:59 PM EDT
Webinar Series

About The Event

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Informing Interprofessional Practice Through Virtual Learning

The Academy of Forensic Nursing is delighted to announce a three-part Virtual Boot Camp Series on Forensic Nursing Responses to the Epidemic of Strangulation!  See you online!  

Join your AFN Colleagues at Virtual Boot Camp this April!  Recognition of non-fatal strangulation (NFS) injury and its sequelae has come a long way from a few short years ago when strangulation was considered just choking, to today where NFS is now recognized as a felony and life-threatening crime in 48 states.  Like the risk and severity of NFS, the medical forensic examination of patients who have experienced this mechanism of injury can be misunderstood.    

This course will provide learners with the knowledge necessary to understand the lethality associated with NFS, the medical risks, and medical forensic examination components needed to successfully assess and treat patients who have experienced this type of assault.  Case reviews will supplement the training points for continued learning.    

Join Diana Faugno, Jessica Volz and Michelle Shores as they discuss the important topic of non-fatal strangulation and learn the best practice for these examinations!  

This Web Series will launch on April 21, 2021 and features three interactive web sessions through May 5, 2021 (see dates and session descriptions below).  Unable to attend one of the live sessions?  Registrants will be able to access recorded sessions at their convenience through June 30, 2021.

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CONFERENCE SESSION OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

  • Describe several myths and facts about domestic violence (DV) and nonfatal strangulation (NFS).
  • Describe the medical and investigative benefits of inclusion of the forensic nurse as part of the multidisciplinary NFS response.
  • Identify the key components of a medical forensic NFS examination.
  • List several signs and symptoms in NFS.  
  • List several potential barriers in implementing this DV/NFS program for the forensic nurse.
  • State the order of evidence collection in a NFS.
  • Discuss best practices for photography documentation of the NFS assessment.
  • Describe the medical and investigative benefits of inclusion of the forensic nurse as part of the multidisciplinary NFS response.

BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTORS

DIANA FAUGNO

MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-IAFN, DF-AFN

Ms. Faugno is a Founding Board Director for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI).  She also is a founding board member and is the immediate past president of the Academy of Forensic Nurses.  She is a retired-fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science, a Distinguished Fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and Distinguished Fellow in the Academy of Forensic Nursing. 

She works for Live Safe as a Forensic nurse in Marietta, Georgia.  In April 2019 she was the recipient of the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week award given in Washington DC. She provides training across the country and internationally for sexual assault and Domestic Violence/Non-Fatal strangulation to assist communities who wish to bring forward teams of health care providers. 

JESSICA VOLZ

DNP, CRNP, FNE A/P, FNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P, NE-BC

Dr. Jessica Volz is the Clinical Director of Forensics at Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland.  She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Bachelor of Science Degrees in both Nursing and Behavioral Science, and is a Nightingale Award winner.

 

Jessica is a nurse practitioner and has worked with patients across the lifespan for more than ten years with a background in critical care, emergency nursing, and as a forensic nurse examiner.  Dr. Volz currently serves on the multiple fatality review teams, local, state, and national committees aimed at prevention and improved response to power-based violence. 

MICHELLE SHORES

RN, MSN, MBA-HC, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Michelle Shores is a forensic nurse examiner and the Program Director for Palomar Health Forensic Services in San Diego County.  In 2017 Michelle implemented a pilot program through a county grant at Forensic Health Services to perform forensic medical evidentiary exams for victims of domestic violence, strangulation, general assault, and elder abuse, and assisted in developing the San Diego County Health CARES initiative. 

Michelle was a clinical nursing instructor, is a certified emergency nurse, and a certified trauma nurse instructor (TNCC).  She is president of the California Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Association (CAL SAFE).  In 2018, she introduced the idea for AB 3189 along with the CAL SAFE team.  Michelle is on the Medical Advisory Board, the TBI Sub-Committee, and a training faculty member with the Alliance for Hope Strangulation Prevention Institute.

BOOT CAMP SESSIONS

Session I: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Module 1: NFS Epidemiology, Trauma Response & Physical Examinations

Session II: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Module 2: NFS Examination, Assessment and Recommendations

Session III: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Module 3:  Putting Boot Camp Knowledge to Work

COURSE COST & CONTINUING EDUCATION

AFN Members: $135

Nonmembers: $195

Each session is recorded if you miss a day you can view recorded webinar. 

For more information regarding contact hours, please contact afn@afnmail.org for more information.

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