Medical Forensic Nursing Exploring the Expertise Webinar
Dive into the world of forensic nursing to open your mindset to understand some of the many medical forensic specialties you can practice in as a registered nurse. You will learn the difference between forensic nursing and SANE nursing and the importance of emergency staff being proficient in these areas. The specialties of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) will be explained, as well as the importance of strangulation assessment and treatment that every clinician should recognize. The field of legal nurse consulting will be explored and emphasized as a potential mandatory obligation of nursing practice or as a side specialty to excel in with your current and growing knowledge
Rachel D. Fischer
BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Rachel is a forensic nurse from Detroit, Michigan. She has a B.S. in Nursing and works as an Emergency RN at a level 1 trauma center. She specializes in human trafficking research and rescue and finding missing children.
She came to Houston, Texas to help build forensic nursing programs to aid in proper medical care and better outcomes of survivors of violence. She testifies as an expert witness in state and federal courts and does legal nurse consulting for both the prosecution and the defense. She gives lectures to various medical professions on forensic medical care, human trafficking and strangulation.
Rachel travels locally and internationally doing public speaking, trainings and interventions for human trafficking and victims of violence. She explains multidisciplinary approaches meeting victims' needs to bring families justice and hold offenders accountable. Rachel uses her nursing background to speak to multiple healthcare disciplines on identification of trafficking victims using verbal and non-verbal cues. She gives tips on rapport building and post discharge recommendations with a medical mindset. To address the “what’s next” question after identification.
Provider approved by the California State Board of Nursing, Provider # CEP17490 for 1 continuing education credit
This course is - Clinical / Accredited
- Differentiate between a forensic nurse examiner and a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE)
- Understand the lethality and pathophysiology of strangulation and proper assessment and treatment of strangulation victims
- Explore various fields of the forensic nursing specialty
- Utilize your nursing skills as an expert witness or as a legal nurse consultant