ACADEMY OF FORENISC NURSING
AFN LEARN

The Academy is excited to announce the launch of AFN Learn, our online learning platform dedicated to offering exclusive educational opportunities.  This launch continues our mission to link research to practice for those who respond and care for patients affected by trauma.

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WHAT'S NEW!

 
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AFN BOOT CAMP

WHAT IS THE PRETTY BLUE DYE? 
BEST PRACTICE CONCEPTS FOR TOLUIDINE BLUE DYE USE IN MEDICAL FORENSIC EXAMS

Join your colleagues to learn more about best practice utilization of Toluidine Blue Dye (TBD) in cases of sexual assault & ano-genital injury.  Toluidine blue dye is easy and safe to use, readily available, inexpensive and does not interfere with the analysis of medico-legal evidence. TBD is recommended to be used in the examination of all cases of sexual assault!

Learn tips and techniques on application and removal of the dye.  Research has shown you can increase the detection rate of posterior fourchette lacerations from 16% to 40% in adult sexual assault victims.  Learn what a positive and negative result might look like.  Participate in 15 case reviews and analyze TB dye use, application, photo-documentation and interpretation of negative or positive results.  Attendees will be able to apply these techniques to their practice by critiquing case studies involving use of cell staining to assist the documentation of genital injury.

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$90 AFN Member

$135 Non-AFN Member

 

AVALILABLE AFN BOOT CAMPS

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PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS FOR FORENSIC NURSES
 

Build your knowledge base, and enhance your forensic nursing response with improved photo- documentation of forensic cases using proper forensic photography principals and procedures.


You won’t want to miss this workshop where you will gain knowledge about the proper use and handling of camera equipment to ensure that your photo-documentation is first-rate!  Additionally, listen to the experts discuss forensic photography and photo-documentation protocols.  Participants will also review a simulated strangulation patient case to further develop your skills, and a group peer review session of additional cases!

$150 AFN Member

$200 Non-AFN Member

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FORENSIC NURING RESPONSES TO THE EPIDEMIC OF STRANGULATION
 

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.  

$135 AFN Member

$195 Non-AFN Member

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BOOT CAMP ON ELDER ABUSE, NEGLECT & EXPLOITATION
 

The Academy of Forensic Nursing is delighted to announce a five-part virtual boot camp series on Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation for forensic nurses who encounter and treat this at-risk population!

This conference workshop focuses on elder abuse, neglect & exploitation (ANE) of older adults and adults with disabilities.  This workshop will provide attendees with information and tools to improve recognition of and appropriate response to victims of ANE.  It is designed to cover not only the basics of ANE but to provide context related to the changes of aging, stress, and trauma as these elements, among others, add to the complexity of identifying ANE. It is intended to enhance the knowledge of forensic nurses who encounter and treat victims of at-risk adult abuse. 

$140 AFN Member

$195 Non-AFN Member

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CRIMINAL CASE CONSULTING, DEFENSIBLE DOCUMENTATION & ETHICAL EXPERT TESTIMONY

Forensic Nurses with expertise providing care for patient populations affected by various forms of interpersonal violence and crime are in a unique position to provide consulting services to attorneys litigating both criminal and civil cases.

 

The sessions in this Virtual Boot Camp Series will review the significance of providing evidence-based responses to those impacted by crime, violence and abuse and the need for accurate forensic documentation.  In addition, the final session will review how forensic nurses can leverage their knowledge, skills and critical thinking aptitudes to deliver ethical testimony in criminal and civil proceedings.

$150 AFN Member

$200 Non-AFN Member

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PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE FOR THE MEDICOLEGAL DEATH INVESTIGATOR
 

You will be exposed to death from various pathological and sudden unexpected causes in your career as a nurse.  Typically, when a death is reported to the medicolegal death investigation agency it is the investigator who determines if the death requires further medicolegal death investigation.  This responsibility assumes that the investigator is knowledgeable in distinguishing natural death causes from sudden unexpected death causes.  This workshop will introduce you to the foundational principles and practice for the medicolegal death investigator and potential issues surrounding medicolegal death investigation. 

$75 AFN Member

$100 Non-AFN Member

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SCHOOL NURSE FORENSIC BOOT CAMP

 

The purpose of this five-part series is to improve the school nurse's knowledge on providing care to students impacted by violence, trafficking, or suicide and mental health issues.

Boot Camp consists of:​

  • Integrating Medical-Forensic Care into your Nursing Practice and Healthcare Setting

  • Human Trafficking

  • Pediatric Sexual Abuse/Assault

  • Family Violence

  • Suicide and Mental Heath

$25 AFN Member

$25 Non-AFN Member

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AVAILABLE AFN WEBINARS

 

AFN WEBINAR

A RECIPE FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Originally Recorded:

08/12/2020

AFN WEBINAR

DIFFERENTIATING WOUND ASSESSMENT PARAMETERS IN ABUSE & NEGLECT

Originally Recorded:

08/05/2020

AFN WEBINAR

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN DISASTERS

Originally Recorded:

04/15/2020

AFN WEBINAR

RE-TOOLING YOUR FORENSIC NURSING PROGRAM FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Originally Recorded:

04/22/2020

AFN WEBINAR

ASYLUM ASSESSMENTS - PART I

Originally Recorded:

07/08/2020

AFN WEBINAR

ELDER ABUSE: CLINICAL INDICATORS

Originally Recorded:

06/24/2020

AFN WEBINAR

ILLUMINATING NIGHTINGALE: HISTORY OF TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE IN NURSING

Originally Recorded:

05/12/2020

AFN WEBINAR

RESILIENCE BUILDING DURING COVID-19

Originally Recorded:

07/22/2020

AFN WEBINAR

ASYLUM ASSESSMENTS - PART II

Originally Recorded:

07/15/2020

AFN WEBINAR

FORENSIC INJURY TERMINOLOGY & CASE REVIEW

Originally Recorded:

09/02/2020

AFN WEBINAR

INCLUSIVE SEX PRACTICES

Originally Recorded:

10/20/2021

AFN WEBINAR

THE SCIENCE OF HOPE

Originally Recorded:

04/23/2020

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