Webinar: Prophylactic Care for Sexual Assault

September 14, 2020 — A free webinar on Wednesday, September 16 at 12 pm EST will focus on Prophylactic Management of the Patient Who Discloses Sexual Assault. Presented by the Academy of Forensic Nursing, the webinar is geared toward forensic nurses, advanced practice providers, and emergency department/health-care providers.

The effective detection and management of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in our patient populations is integral to health and overall well-being. Of concern are patients who have experienced sexual assault as they are at particular risk and require STI evaluation immediately following the assault, as well as during the recommended follow up examination. It is important that caregivers are competent and confident when caring for this vulnerable and complex patient population.

This webinar will provide an overview the medications typically offered to patients who have experienced sexual assault. The webinar will focus on building skills to rapidly evaluate and assess the needs of your regional patient population. Discussion will focus particularly on medication updates for Pregnancy Prophylaxis – such as Ella and Plan B, as well as HIV nPEP (Non-occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis), and the ability to provide a low to no cost 30-day post exposure regimen to your patients.

Key learning objectives include:

• Understanding the difference between Ella and Plan B and how they relate to the care of the sexual assault patient.

• Understanding how to assist patients to obtain HIV nPEP at greatly reduced cost to the patient.

• Understanding antibiograms and the importance of regionally specific antimicrobial susceptibility testing data.

• Identifying clear informational resources for information on sexually transmitted infections impacting patients who have experienced recent sexual assault.

Click here for more information and to register.

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