Online CEs from IAFN

The International Association of Forensic Nurses is one of the best means of support for SANE program managers and their staff. If you are not yet a member, I really encourage you to join. Access to the SANE listserv, On the Edge, the Journal of Forensic Nursing and other member benefits can provide additional resources for any program. And I couldn't be more happy about the commitment IAFN has made to online continuing education. Every program I have talked with during the course of the sustainability project has cited the need for continuing education for team members, and IAFN has worked hard to create specific content that meets this need in an affordable way.

I publicize a lot of the individual offerings over at the forensic health site, but you can find all of their forensic nursing-specific courses in one place on the IAFN Online Continuing Education Center. Topics like anonymous evidence collection and STI treatment for pediatric patients are covered. There's also the SANE-A review course for staff getting ready to take the certification exam this fall. And I hear from reliable sources that there will be at least one upcoming sexual assault focused interactive webinar this summer (more on that soon). Although the continuing education offerings are available to members and non-members alike, the registration fee is reduced with membership. And since membership comes with so many other benefits, it's a great way to get a lot of bang for the buck.

[A quick caveat: the Continuing Education Center is best viewed with Internet Explorer; for Firefox users like me, it's still tough to navigate, but it can be done.]