Providing Care after Acute Sexual Assault: Best Practices for Emergency Department Clinicians - June 14, 2023
Attend a statewide training to familiarize yourself with the tools needed to provide trauma-informed care for sexual assault patients of all ages.
This training will include a review of the newly revised Adult/Adolescent MA Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit (MSAECK) as well as the MA Pedi Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit (MA Pedi Kit).
ED Clinicians including RNs, PAs, NPs, and MDs are highly encouraged to attend these informative educational sessions.
Emergency Department Clinicians including RNs, PAs, NPs and MDs
At the end of this activity, the learner or healthcare team should be able to:
- Describe time limits for sexual assault evidence collection kits
- Discuss MD role in evaluation of acute sexual assault based on age of patient and account of assault.
- Provide up to date testing and STI/EC medications for all patients following current CDC, MA DPH guidelines
- Provide trauma informed care for patients post sexual assault
- List MA laws around sexual assault/ rape
- Discuss follow up options for children such as CACs and Child Protection programs based on state county
- Describe specific past sexual assault techniques for examination of external genitalia of adolescents and children
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 4 hours of Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence education.
This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 4 hours of Recognizing and Reporting Suspected Child Abuse education.
- 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 4.00 Participation