Date(s) - 12/05/2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Author/Presenter: Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE-P
Additional Presenters: Samantha Maloney, Richard Claflin, BA
CE Hours: 1.5
One Sentence Presentation Summary: This is a presentation about a process of protocol development and clinical practice standards for integrating Gynecological Teaching Associates into Forensic Nurse Examiner training programs.
Adult learners often achieve highest levels of success when exposed to a variety of teaching methods. Nurse educators have utilized skills observation and demonstration as a teaching methodology since the beginning of formal nursing education. The use of live patient models as part of the demonstration process is a long-standing technique for health care provider education.
But only in the past 25-30 years have specific standards and guidelines for live model simulation in health care education begun to be used widely. The most effective programs recognized that establishing goals for the learner must go hand in hand with ensuring the safety of the models. Professional organizations surrounding the concepts of Simulation training, specialized standardized patients and other related topics emerged.
In New Jersey, Registered Nurses have engaged in the care of victims of sexual violence since the early ‘90s. As the practice evolved, educators recognized the need to provide standardized clinical skills training in a manner that established the clinical competence of the RN in physical assessment skills and in the recognition of and adaptation to the specific psycho-social needs of this unique patient population.
The introduction of professional Gynecological Teaching Associates (GTAs) to Sexual Assault Examiner training not only greatly enhanced the attainment of the necessary technical skills, but also improved the entire learning experience. As collaborators, The GTAs and clinical instructors developed protocols and procedures that ensured educational standardization which heavily emphasized patient centered care.
In addition, while these protocols already focused participant attention on protecting the safety of both instructors and students, the procedures were easily enhanced to meet the higher level of safety necessary with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Three Anticipated Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Understand the standards for using live model simulation to teach clinical pelvic exam skills
- Recognize Best Practices for teaching Forensic Pelvic Inspection and Assessment
- Plan and implement a live model SIM Training for SANE/SAFE students and Sexual Violence Response Advocates using current Universal Precautions Safety Standard
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INACSL Standards Committee (2016, December). INACSL standards of best praxtice: Simulation SM Simulation design. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(S), S5-S12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2016.09.005
“Forensic Nursing Education Guidelines.” Forensic Nursing Education Guidelines – International Association of Forensic Nurses, www.forensicnurses.org/page/educationguidelines. Accessed 7/17/20
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