Forensic Nurses

Webinar, Peer Review for SANE Programs

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Peer Review for SANE Programs Webinar--FREE!


Don't miss your opportunity to participate in this FREE webinar on Peer Review for SANE Programs to be presented at 2:00 p.m., Eastern, Tuesday, June 22, 2010. This fifth webinar in the SAFE-ta series is presented as part of the SAFE Technical Assistance Project. The project is a cooperative agreement between the Office on Violence Against Women and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Presented by Suzanne Rotolo, PhD, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CFN, and Lisa Gorham, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CFN, this webinar will offer education and practical solutions to clinicians who are looking for resources on peer review. At the end of the event, attendees will be able to:

Describe the peer review process

Identify reasons that peer review should take place

Identify resources in particular practice arenas that can validate the peer review process

Suzanne Rotolo, PhD, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CFN has been a nurse since 1976. In 1981 she began working at Inova Fairfax Hospital/Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in the Emergency Department. In 1991, she developed the first Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program in Virginia. In 1993, under Rotolo's direction, the SANE Program changed to the FACT (Forensic Assessment and Consultation Teams) Department, which now comprises the SANE program, the Domestic Violence program, the Physical Child Abuse program, and the Body Cavity Search program for the adult detention center. Rotolo has examined over 5,000 patients reporting sexual assault. She has been qualified as an expert in sexual assault over 150 times in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rotolo received her PhD from George Mason University in 2009, with her dissertation on the "Patterns of Genital Trauma in Sexually Assaulted Women." She is nationally certified as a SANE-P, a SANE-P, and is also a Certified Forensic Nurse (CFN). She is well published in the forensic field and is a founding member of the national and local chapters of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN).

Lisa Gorham, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CFN graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in 1996 and went on to receive her BSN from Old Dominion University. She had worked in the areas of geriatrics, mental health, addictions, research, pediatrics, and sexual assault. She has performed sexual assault examinations since 2002, lectures on the subject at George Washington University, participates in case reviews with a local county child advocacy center, and has jointly published an article on the topic of peer review as it relates to sexual assault examinations. She currently resides in Maryland with her family and works for Inova Fairfax Hospital's Forensic Assessment and Consultation Team.
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