The purpose of this course is to address knowledge gaps, enhance clinical and forensic examination skills, highlight management objectives, and improve outcomes for victims of sexual assault. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of epidemiologic trends and clinical data to current practice with respect to diagnosis and treatment of sexual assault victims and prevention of sexual violence.
2. Craft a best-practice strategy for the clinical assessment, preventive treatment, and follow- up care of the patient who has been sexually assaulted.
3. Apply knowledge of the type, location, and character of genital and non-genital injuries caused by sexual assault and rape, to assure a comprehensive clinical and forensic physical examination of assault victims.
4. Describe key points of the forensic evaluation of sexual assault victims, including best practices for photographic documentation.
5. Devise a treatment approach, and select the appropriate drug regimen and/or consultation needed, for prophylaxis against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and prevention of pregnancy.
6. Anticipate the immediate and long-term emotional and psychologic impact of sexual assault, and arrange for appropriate crisis intervention and follow-up care.
This 3-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.