Medical Evaluation of the Sexual Assault Survivor: A Virtual Educational Curriculum

The Curriculum is intended to address diversity, special populations (males, prisoners, transgender, developmental disabilities, elderly), and high risk populations. Modules will train clinicians to provide objective health care and forensic evaluation in a trauma-informed, competent, compassionate, culturally/linguistically appropriate and victim-centered manner.

Curriculum is Based on:

  • National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners
  • National Sexual Assault Protocol
  • Follows Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Protocol (SAFE)
  • Meets medical, forensic and healthcare needs of victims of sexual assault
  • Follows American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Guidelines /Curriculum

Funding

This educational activity is funded by a Brown Physicians, Inc. Grant: “Educating Medical Providers in Trauma Informed Acute Care and Follow-up for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference series, participants should be able to recognize: 

  • The epidemiology of sexual assault
  • The importance of trauma-informed care for the survivor of sexual assault
  • The procedures and protocols for the acute medical care of the sexual assault survivor
  • Understand the resources available to survivors of sexual assault
Course summary
Course opens: 
02/25/2022
Course expires: 
02/25/2024
Cost:
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Module 1 - Overview of Sexual Assault | estimated time to complete: 45 minutes

Module 2 - Medical Evaluation | estimated time to complete: 75 minutes

Module 3 - 

Module 4 - 

Module 5 - Forensic Testing-Evidence Evaluation | estimated time to complete: 60 minutes

Module 6 - 

Module 7 - The Legal Investigation, Legal Advocacy and Prosecution of Sexual Assault | estimated time to complete: 120 minutes

Module 8 - Advocacy/Victim's Experience/Trauma-Informed Care | estimated time to complete: 60 minutes

Faculty

Lori Clements, RN, BSN, SANE
Nurse Payer Liaison, Utilization Review
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI

Grace DeCost, MS
Research Project Coordinator
Department of Medicine
Women & Infants Hospital | Providence, RI

Susan Duffy, MD, MPH
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Academic Faculty Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Fast Track and Nurse Practitioner Programs
Hasbro Children's Hospital | Providence, RI

Detective Koren Garcia
Supervisor, Special Victims Unit
Providence Police Department | Providence, RI

Amy P. Goldberg, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Attending Physician
Lawrence A. Aubin, Sr. Child Protection Center, Child Protection Team
Hasbro Children’s Hospital | Providence, RI

Erica Hardy, MD, MMSc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Infectious Disease, Care New England
Director, SAFE Clinic (Sexual Assault Follow Up Clinic), Women & Infants Hospital
Providence, RI 

Timothy G. Healy, Esq.
Assistant Attorney General
Chief of Special Victims Unit
The State of Rhode Island | Office of the Attorney General
Providence, RI

Cara E. Lupino, MS
Supervisor, Forensic Biology/DNA Lab
Rhode Island Department of Health | Providence, RI

Michael Tcheyan, MD
House Staff Officer in Emergency Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Emergency Medicine Resident
Brown Emergency Medicine Residency

The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation

Completion of all Modules is required to receive credit. 

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring material for a maximum of x.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for x.0 hour AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, RI Pharmacy and RI Psychologist re-licensure.

 
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