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