Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment – Advanced-Level

Building on the first two assessment books in our forensic learning series on sexual assault, Advanced-Level Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment offers the final step of education for forensic nurse examiners in any stage of their career.

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Advanced-Level Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment
SANE/SAFE Forensic Learning Series

The Advanced-Level Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment is designed to give both novice and experienced sexual assault examiners the opportunity to learn, apply, and demonstrate competency in sexual assault evaluations of adolescents and adults. This assessment builds on the skills demonstrated through completion of the Entry-Level and Intermediate-Level workbooks.

Within the test portion of this assessment, readers are challenged to consider medical conditions and patient-specific factors that affect evaluations, evidence collection, treatment, and patient education and referrals.

Features and Benefits:

  • Authored by internationally known SANE/SAFE experts
  • Endorsed by the International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • Formatted for self-study and group instruction
  • Written for a broad audience to capture the diversity and scope of practice of sexual assault examiners
Product Details:

Perfect Bound 11 x 8.5 inches
132 pages, 56 images, 17 contributors



Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Physicians, ER Personnel, Pediatricians, EMTs, Nurses, Clinical Researchers, Social Service Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, Domestic Violence Experts, Child Advocates, Child Abuse Prevention Professionals, Child Protective Services Members

Publication date:

October 2012


978-1-936590-18-6 (Print)
978-1-936590-25-4 (eBook)

Table of Contents

Section I: Anatomical Review
1. 19-year-old Female Patient Assaulted by an Acquaintance
2. 25-year-old Male Patient from a Correctional Facility
3. 76-year-old Female Patient from an Assisted Living Apartment Complex
4. 27-year-old Female Patient Assaulted by a Former Intimate Partner
5. 25-year-old Female Patient Assaulted by an Acquaintance
6. 34-year-old Female Patient Assaulted by a Stranger
7. 22-year-old Male Patient Assaulted by an Acquaintance and Three Strangers
8. 24-year-old Female Patient Assaulted by a Former Intimate Partner
9. 16-year-old Female Patient Assaulted by Her Guardian
10. Consensual Coitus and Injury

Section II: Recommended Reading

Section III: Answer Key

Section IV: Test Questions


Diana Faugno, a Minnesota native, graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1973 with a degree in nursing and obtained an MSN in 2006. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments. Ms. Faugno obtained her certification in pediatric nursing in 1990, began a career as a sexual assault nurse examiner in 1991, and became a certified sexual assault nurse examiner in 2002. She is the former director of Forensic Health Services, which includes a child abuse program, sexual assault team, and a family violence program in North San Diego County. Currently, Ms. Faugno is a board director for End Violence Against Women International. She has made several presentations to the scientific community and has led workshops on sexual assault presented at the American Academy of Science.

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Rachell A. Ekroos, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AFN-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAN

Rachell Ekroos (formerly Copeland), a board certified family nurse practitioner, specializes in forensic nursing and serves populations affected by violence. As a recognized expert in sexual violence across the lifespan, she has provided more than 1,500 medical forensic evaluations for patients and completed more than 5,000 peer reviews. In addition to her clinical practice, she provides case consultation and educational services for forensic and general health care providers, members of interdisciplinary response teams, task forces, and advisory committees. Through her service as a medical volunteer with an international organization, Rachell Ekroos provides medical evaluations for victims of torture seeking asylum in the United States.

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Jill L. Crum, BSN, RN, SANE-A

Jill Crum received her nursing degree in 1997 from College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. She began her nursing career as a medical-surgical nurse at Eisenhower Medical Center and has since become an emergency department nurse, forensic controller for the Center’s Tennity Emergency Department, and co-founder of its sexual assault response team. In 2009, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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Patricia M. Speck is an internationally recognized family nurse practitioner who specializes in public health and forensic nursing. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing and later completed her doctoral dissertation on sexual assault program evaluation. As a board certified family nurse practitioner, Patricia’s clinical practice focuses on the health aftermath of violence and her research centers on forensic nursing practice topics. She is a consultant, author, and lecturer on forensic nursing and has earned more than 20 local, national, and international awards and professional honors for her work. Patricia chairs the American Public Health Association’s Family Violence Forum and is a former president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

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The Advanced-Level SANE/SAFE Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment gives professionals the opportunity to grow in the forensic field. SANE/SAFE is a profession that requires consistent experience to remain competent and to advance toward a desired level of expertise. Many examiners work alone and/or in areas where patient numbers are low. These examiners have difficulty raising their level of expertise and may struggle to stay competent in their field. This book provides that missing component—real clinical cases that will challenge examiners’ critical thinking skills and allow them to apply and increase their current skill level. The book offers a variety of cases and photos, and includes practice activities that initial training doesn’t offer.

Angela Mann, RN, BSN, SANE-A
Coordinator-Sexual Assault Nurse
Examiner Program
Lakeland HealthCare
St. Joseph, Michigan

This is a highly specialized book for highly specialized medical professionals who routinely examine victims of sexual assault that is highly rated by experts in the field. I concur with their assessment.

Anna L. Jarrett, PhD, ACNP-ACNS
University of Arkansas

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