Forensic Nurses Week is November 5-9, 2018 and this year’s theme is Forensic Nurses – “In every hospital, For every community, The future of care.” Based in Elkridge, Maryland, the International Association of Forensic Nurses includes 4,300 members who practice and support forensic nursing in 26 countries. Forensic nurses are often referred to by the acronym, SANE (sexual assault nurse examiners).
Forensic Nurses at UM Shore Regional Health are: Karen Denny RN FNE A/P, coordinator of the program, Marcia Shapiro RN FNE A/P, Leslie Collier, RN FNE A/P, Jessica Fluharty RN FNE-A, Shannon Temple RN FNE-A, Helen Foxwell RN FNE-A, and Kimberly Seward RN FNE-A. They take care of
adults reporting sexual abuse when presenting at UM Shore Medical Centers at Chestertown, Dorchester and Easton. Whenever a victim of sexual assault presents to the Emergency Department and needs evidence collected, you will find a SANE there to help. A few are trained also to take care of children and conduct examinations in both the Emergency Departments and the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at Shore Medical Center at Easton.
Currently in training for SANE certification are Carol Rogers, Tiana Miller-Breland, Stacy Thomas and Trish Rosenberry.
For information on becoming a Forensic Nurse Examiner, please contact Karen Denny, 410-822-1000, ext. 7976.