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Pediatric SANE

Pediatric SANE is a pediatric registered nurse with 40 hours of specialized training in addition to the 40 hours adult course.

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Goals and Objectives of Pediatric Abuse Examination Course or Child Examiner Training


Provide participants with evidence-based method of assessing physical and laboratory findings in children and youths who are referred for suspected child abuse.

Familiarize participants with the medical research that has provided a basis for characterizing physical and laboratory findings as being normal, non-specific for abuse, concerning for abuse and clear evidence of blunt force or penetrating trauma.

Assist participants with the development of an overall assessment of the likelihood of abuse, and enable them to explain the rationale for the classification.

Provide participants with the latest research data and CDC recommendations on how to identify, treat, and give prophylactic treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.


  1. Discuss the implications of child sexual assault.
  2. Describe and recognize the genital and anal findings which are normal and variations of normal in prepubescent and adolescent patients.
  3. Discuss blunt and sharp trauma.
  4. Describe and recognize findings indicative of sexual and physical assault.
  5. Describe and recognize other conditions that may be due to assault cases.
  6. List reasons for normal or non-specific findings in a child who has been assaulted.
  7. List the types of evidence found in child assault cases.
  8. Demonstrate the correct technique for collecting the Mississippi sexual assault kit.
  9. Describe the correct techniques for taking forensic photographs.
  10. List and describe exam techniques for infants, prepubescent children and adolescents.
  11. Demonstrate correct techniques for forensic photography, use of the wood’s lamp and colposcope.
  12. Describe the forensic interview.
  13. Discuss the controversies in the field of child assault exams.
  14. Describe the most accurate methods for diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases.
  15. List the recommended treatment and prophylaxis regimens for sexually transmitted diseases.
  16. Discuss courtroom procedures and correct techniques to use when testifying as a fact or expert witness.
  17. List the laws of MS that address child assault.
  18. Demonstrate correct testimony techniques at a mock trial.
  19. Discuss the role of the non-offending parent(s) in child sexual assault.
  20. Describe the steps needed to set up a child assault exam practice.