Harris County Forensic Nurse Examiners
Center of Forensic Excellence

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner: Adult, Adolescent & Pediatric

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE): Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric

The SANE trainings are geared towards APRNs and RNs with two years of clinical experience. Our SANE trainings have been reviewed and approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses as trainings that meet education standards.

This continuing education activity is designed for the registered nurse interested in caring for this specialized population. Participants of this course will learn the valuable role of the registered nurse as a forensic nurse examiner, practice standards, components of the adult, adolescent, and pediatric medical forensic exam, evidence collection, and the importance of community collaboration. 

Topics to be discussed:

  • History of Forensic Nursing

  • Physical assessment

  • Ano-genital exam

  • Obtaining a history

  • Collection and preservation of evidence

  • Photography

  • Strangulation

  • The suspect exam

  • The role and collaboration with community partners including: Law Enforcement, Advocates, Crime Lab and Judicial System.

The SANE-A and SANE-P training provide for 40.75 CNE through the International Association of Forensic Nurses and is “approved” by the IAFN and the Texas OAG’s office.