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  1. Sheila Early
    Sheila Early

    British Columbia Institute of Technology
    Burnaby, BC

    276 Points

  2. DeVonn Dillard
    DeVonn Dillard

    Texas health Dallas
    Dallas, TX

    245 Points

  3. Stephanie Wade
    Stephanie Wade

    Forensic Nursing Services of Providence
    Anchorage, AK

    228 Points


IAFN Member Ruth Downing took a leap of faith

Otterbein’s Alumni Association recognized her with the Special Achievement Award, Downing said she was honored; it’s a measure of how far she’s come as a forensic nurse and an advocate for victims of sexual violence. read more

Aimee Falkenberg, Tara Wilkie and Larena Dodd are making a difference

They have developed an online training program that helps frontline emergency workers to recognize victims of human trafficking. read more



  • Amy Pollpeter

    RE: swab dryers

    Posted in: Sexual Assault

    I have had nurses ask me on numerous occasions about the swab dryers causing cross contamination. My answer has always been that I suppose it the dryer blows air, then there is technically a chance...

  • Cari Caruso

    RE: swab dryers

    Posted in: Sexual Assault

    You are always welcome, Denise.

  • Denise Atkinson

    RE: swab dryers

    Posted in: Sexual Assault

    Thanks Cari. That is the same dryer we use. I didn't understand the whole "air blowing" either. I had one presenter at the conference make a quick reference to it and then just last week, I had a...

  • Cari Caruso

    RE: swab dryers

    Posted in: Sexual Assault

    HI, Denise, A well made swab dryer does not blow air on or around the swabs; it circulates cool air through the dryer and does not blow air so does not cause cross contamination. The Kinderprint...

Journal of Forensic Nursing®

Author Feature
Jodi Sutherland, MS, RN is the primary author of the article Victimization and Perpetration of Sexual Violence in College-Aged Men and Women, published in the JFN, July/September 2014 issue. Read more


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Amy Pollpeter