Johnson Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
provides Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Forensic Training and Education
courses. All SANE courses are taught by a SANE-A, SANE-P, and CFN staff member.
- Traditional SANE to Comprehensive Forensic Program- For Program Director/Coordinators looking to transition SANE program to a comprehensive forensic program providing medical forensic examinations to all patients that have sustained injury
- Adult & Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training (5 Day): 40 hour didactic program that prepares the attendee to complete a competent and comprehensive sexual assault medical evidentiary examination. The program provides content in all areas pertaining to the care adolescent and adult sexual assault victims. This program is consistent with the standards of practices as defined by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
- Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training (5 Day): 40-hour, didactic course designed to prepare experienced Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners as Pediatric Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners following a prescribed clinical practicum. Topics include normal physical findings, medical conditions, trauma related findings, testifying, child physical abuse, mandatory reporting and more
- Sexual Assault Refresher Course (1 Day): 8 hour didactic session focusing on the changes in the medical evidentiary examination. This session is geared for the nurse that has completed the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) training in the past but has not been clinically active. Session will focus on Evidence Based Practice, Scope and Standards of Forensic Nursing, new techniques in evidence collection and documentation
Principal, Jennifer L. Johnson, DNP APRN, AFN-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P
, is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Forensic Nurse Certified Forensic Nurse, and Board Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Johnson has delivered numerous forensic presentations and seminars to medical societies throughout the country. She speaks on topics including Sexual Assault, Elder Abuse, and Drug Abuse.
View Jennifer Johnson's Expert Witness Profile
Forensic nurses are faced with making an ethical decision when an unconscious patient presents with signs of sexual assault. If the patient is unable to consent, the nurses need to decide whether or not to perform a forensic exam. Hospitals have policies in place regarding consent for emergency care, but not all of them consider the collection of forensic evidence. The window of opportunity for forensic collection may disappear before contacts are made or proper consent is established. Ethical, legal, and policy considerations that complicate this scenario are discussed.