AFN Webinar - Forensic Implications of Body Modification
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About The Event
THE ACADEMY IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE GUEST PRESENTERS CATHY ROSSI AND KATHY BELL FOR THIS MEMBERS ONLY AFN WEBINAR ON MARCH 10, 2021 AT 12:00 PM EST!
Join your colleagues at The Academy of Forensic Nursing for this Members Only Webinar!
Body modifications such as piercings, tattoos, and scarification have experienced a steady increase in popularity since World War II until it has become a part of mainstream Western culture during the 1990s. The implications for forensic nursing include assessment, identification, documentation, and evidence collection. This presentation will focus on contemporary body modification trends and practices and its influence on forensic nursing care. Take this unique opportunity to learn more about the cultural and personal significance and “language” of popular modifications to assist with patient rapport.
This Webinar is open to all AFN Members! Looking forward to seeing you there!
Learner will have an opportunity to review and discuss through lecture, discussion and mixed media the following topics related to the care of the forensic patient with body modifications:
- The role of cultural competence pertaining to body modifications.
- Identification and documentation of tattoos or piercings.
- Differing hardware and how placement can impact evidence retrieval practices.
- Resources for appropriate piercing removal in exigent circumstances.
- Recognition of Injuries and landmark alteration in genitalia.
Webinar learning objectives:
- Discuss the impact of tattoos and piercings on Forensic Nursing.
- Identify the role of cultural competence pertaining to body modifications within forensic nursing.
- Discuss how to include the observation of tattoos or piercings into the medical history taking.
You will need to register in advance for this Webinar.
Webinar is scheduled for March 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST). Question and answer session will immediately follow.
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AFN WEBINAR HOSTS
CATHERINE H. ROSSI
FNP-BC, RN, MSN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN
Cathy Rossi is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for pediatrics, adults and adolescents. Cathy earned her Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2014. She practices with and directs the Forensic Nursing Program with the Cone Health System in Central North Carolina which she established and has managed since 1997. Over the past 24 years, Catherine has developed significant expertise in the field of forensic nursing and interpersonal violence and is frequently invited to lecture extensively for law enforcement, attorneys and health care providers on numerous topics such as sexual assault, human trafficking, and strangulation. In addition, Catherine has published and presented at the local, state and national level on key forensic issues and topics. She currently serves as President of the Academy of Forensic Nursing.
MS, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN
Kathy Bell joined the Tulsa Police Department in 1994. She provides the day to day operations management of the forensic nurse examiner programs. She is responsible for development of replication strategies and training programs that will facilitate other communities in providing forensic nurse examiner services.
Ms. Bell is a forensic nurse, performing sexual assault, drug endangered children, domestic violence, and elder abuse examinations in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner of Adults and Adolescents and Pediatrics (SANE-A and SANE-P) by the International Association of Forensic Nurses.
She is designated Distinguished Fellow and Board Member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing. She is a member and Past-President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Oklahoma Nurses Association. She has participated on many task forces, advisory committees and forums regarding sexual assault, violence, and forensic nursing issues. Her current task force work includes the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention medical advisory board, Oklahoma Lethality Assessment task force, Oklahoma sexual assault task force. She is an adjunct faculty in the forensic science department at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.