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Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

Fee: $875
Please Note: Registration will close on June 1.

Study materials will be provided for completion prior to the start of the course June 2. Post course assignments must be completed by July 10.
Sixty-eight contact hours will be provided. (In addition to the classroom hours, approximately 44 hours of self-directed study including pre-course assignments, homework and post-course assignments will be required).

This course reflects the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) standards for adolescent, adult, and pediatric SANE education and the requirements of the NJ Board of Nursing for Forensic Nurse Examiner Education. This program is designed for the RN with at least 2 years recent clinical experience, for MU Forensic Nursing Students, this course satisfies requirements for the SANE course in the certificate and MSN program.

Desired Learning Outcome

Registered nurses and advanced practice nurses will demonstrate knowledge and skill to provide competent, comprehensive, patient-centered, coordinated care to patients across the lifespan (geriatric, adult, adolescent, and pediatric) who are being evaluated for sexual assault, or suspected of having been sexually assaulted.

Topics will include: forensic nursing and sexual violence, victim responses and crisis intervention, child sexual abuse, interdisciplinary collaboration, medical forensic history-taking, observing and assessing physical examination findings, medical forensic specimen collection, medical forensic photography, sexually transmitted disease testing and prophylaxis, pregnancy risk evaluation and care, medical forensic documentation, discharge and follow-up planning, clinical skill demonstrations, courtroom testimony and legal considerations.

About Our Instructor

Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE –P: Nationally certified sexual assault examiner & practicing forensic nurse, coordinator of the Monmouth County FNE/SART program. She has presented numerous lectures on a variety of topics related to Forensic Nursing for local, regional, and national audiences. Guest lectures will also be presented by experts from the scientific and legal community. Gynecological Teaching Associates (live models) are used to enhance clinical training experience.


For more information, please contact Barbara Paskewich at bpaskewi@monmouth.edu or 732-571-3694.

Substitute School Nurse Workshop & An Introduction to School Nursing

Fee: $95 – Light lunch is included.
This program will provide 6 contact hours for nurses.

About the Program

This course is designed to provide a concise overview of the role and responsibilities of the substitute nurse in the school health setting. You may also consider taking this course if you are interested in learning more about school nursing.

Learning Outcome is for the nurse who attends to apply the concepts learned to practice when caring for children as a substitute school nurse.

The instructors will introduce and highlight content area in key topics:

  • Requirements for school and substitute school nursing / employment opportunities
  • Tips and techniques for the management of the school health office
  • Sample district policies & guidelines for documentation of care and services
  • Conducting physical assessment & health screenings
  • The management of common health concerns and communicable diseases
  • Handling emergency situations in the school setting.

About Our Presenters

Karen Farrell, RN-C, BSN, MEd, CSN-NJ, Retired School Nurse, Laura Jannone, EdD, RN, CSN-NJ, FNASN – Associate Professor and Coordinator School Nurse Program – Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies
Giuseppina Pagnotta, MHA, RN, CSN-NJ, Adjunct Professor (MU-SONHS) and Head Nurse, Neptune Township School District and Denise Perrino, MSN, RN, FNP – Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group-Pediatrics


For more information, please contact Barbara Paskewich at bpaskewi@monmouth.edu or 732-571-3694.

Evidence-based Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Comprehensive Pain Care

Fee: $75 / MU Faculty, Preceptors and Students $35

This program will provide 3 contact hours for nurses or 3 clinical social work continuing education units. Licensed professional counseling accreditation recognizes either of these professional bodies and will accept these credit hours.

Program Description

This presentation will outline the societal impact of pain and the importance of pain as a major healthcare issue. The opioid crisis has intensified the need to explore integrative approaches to pain management. Yet, in spite of this growing concern, the evidence-base for nonpharmacologic pain care is not widely disseminated. This course will outline the role of evidence-based strategies as options in comprehensive pain care. The instructor will cover modalities shown to be effective and how they can be integrated for common pain conditions.

Topics will include:

  • The impact of pain & the current status of pain management
  • The need for interdisciplinary and multimodal care
  • Process and success in changing policy for comprehensive pain care
  • An overview of effective evidence-based options for comprehensive pain management
  • Best practices and considerations for when referring to healthcare providers

About Our Presenter

Dr Arya Nielsen is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health. For over 40 years Dr. Nielsen has been a leader in integrating acupuncture practice to the Western conventional setting both in terms of safety, standards of practice, policy and procedures and presentation of the research evidence-base. She is the past Chair of the New York State Board for Acupuncture, and the Policy Working Group for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health; the 75 North American member organization of academic medical centers and health systems that support utilization of evidence-based nonpharmacologic therapies as integrative medical care. Arya served on a 2014 Joint Commission Stakeholder Panel on pain that supported their clarification (2015) and mandate (2018) that nonpharmacologic therapies be provided in hospital settings.


For more information, please contact Barbara Paskewich at bpaskewi@monmouth.edu or 732-571-3694.

Nurse Practitioner Skills Boot Camp

Step up for the “Boot Camp” at Monmouth University

– an immersion program for Nurse Practitioners providing specialized training in key areas. The hands-on experience will be facilitated by content experts who will share knowledge, tips and techniques for practice. The boot camp is suitable for individuals who would like to update their knowledge and/or who are new to the role.

Participants will complete 2 modules daily – selecting 4 out of the 5 modules listed below. Each day will conclude with a 1.5 hour pharmacology update.

  • X-Ray Interpretation
  • EKG Assessment
  • Care of Common Orthopedic Injuries and Splinting Basics
  • Suturing and Wound Closure
  • Clinical Decision Making – Interpreting and Integrating Diagnostics

COST

$400/$350 MU students and alumni – before May 15

$450/400 for MU students and alumni – space permitting after May 15

Instructional materials, a continental breakfast and a light lunch are included in the program fee.

REGISTER

For more information, contact Barbara Paskewich, MSN,RN, MA, CHES, Director of Professional Development and Special Projects, at 732-571-3694 or bpaskewi@monmouth.edu.

Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan – Workshop

Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

This program is designed for the RN with at least 2 years recent clinical experience desiring to obtain the in-depth knowledge and skills needed to provide effective health care and services to victims of sexual assault. Content will include the biological, psychological, social and medico-legal dynamics of sexual assault including care of both male and female survivors across the lifespan.

Topics will include: assessment and evaluation of the adult, adolescent, pediatric survivor of sexual assault through the lifespan; role of the SANE in caring for sexual assault and abuse victims across the lifespan; nursing management of the sexually assaulted patient; evidence collection and analysis; exam documentation; clinical skill demonstrations; interdisciplinary collaboration; NJ laws and regulations; and an overview of the criminal justice system including tips on testifying.

COST

$800

REGISTER

For more information, contact Barbara Paskewich, MSN,RN, MA, CHES, Director of Professional Development and Special Projects, at 732-571-3694 or bpaskewi@monmouth.edu.

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Substitute School Nurse Workshop

Substitute School Nurse Workshop

Substitute Nurses are needed in many school districts! This class is designed to present an overview of the responsibilities of the Substitute School Nurse. The Instructors will introduce key areas specific to the care of the child in the school setting.

This program will provide 5.5 contact hours for nurses.

Substitute Nurses are needed in many school districts! This class is designed to present an overview of the responsibilities of the Substitute School Nurse. The Instructors will introduce key areas specific to the care of the child in the school setting.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe requirements for School Nursing and employment opportunities
  • Review tips and techniques for the management of the school health office
  • Discuss documentation guidelines
  • Compare district policies for the management of common school health concerns
  • Discuss diabetes management (nutrition and insulin pumps)
  • Describe emergency protocols (epi-pen, glucagon, & nebulizer)

COST

$90 (a light lunch is included in the program fee)

REGISTER

For more information, contact Barbara Paskewich, MSN,RN, MA, CHES, Director of Professional Development and Special Projects, at 732-571-3694 or bpaskewi@monmouth.edu.

Register Online for Workshop