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A sexual assault is a devastating trauma to victims both physically and emotionally. Victims of sexual assault deserve prompt and comprehensive care in medical facilities. Victims should receive medical care for the evaluations and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy concerns. Victims should be offered options of care and reporting options when requesting care from medical facilities. 

What is a SANE?
A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse who has advanced education and clinical preparation in forensic examination of sexual assault victims. SANE programs make a profound difference in the quality of care provided to sexual assault victims. SANEs offer victims prompt, compassionate care and comprehensive forensic evidence collection. In addition to helping preserve the victims dignity and reduce trauma, SANE programs enhance evidence collection for more effective investigations and better prosecutions. 

DVS hosts SANE Adult/Adolescent- and SANE Pediatric- trainings and SANE skills labs annually. 

SANE Training Opportunities:

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult (SANE-A)Training:

WCADVSA is excited to open registration for the 
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course for Adults and Adolescents
, this coming October 15th-19th, in Casper, Wyoming

​This adult/adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) didactic training program is geared toward the Registered Nurse, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Students must have a minimum of an RN license before beginning this course and 1-2 years of experience in a critical care field is recommended. This activity has been submitted to the IAFN for approval to award contact hours. A limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Other professionals may be able to attend the course and may receive a certificate on a case-by-case basis as approved by the IAFN. ​

​To view the flyer, registration, lodging and scholarship information, please click here.


           Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Skills Lab
           Next training time and location TBD

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult (SANE-P)Training
This five-day advanced seminar provides specialized education for SANE's to provide comprehensive services to victims across the life span. The seminar will emphasize the medical and forensic sexual assault examination of child victims. Topics for this seminar include interviewing children, normal physical findings, medical conditions and trauma-related findings. Interactive case studies along with small group work will compliment course materials. 
Next training time and location TBD

The Wyoming Forensic / SANE Nurse Collaborative provides education and support through a listserv, Facebook page, monthly virtual meetings and quarterly skills labs. 

More information about forensic nursing can be found at the International Association of Forensic Nurses website.