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SPECIAL WEBINAR EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
BLUNT CEREBROVASCULAR INJURY AND STRANGULATION: DECONSTRUCTING DISSECTIONS
The Academy of Forensic Nursing is delighted to welcome back Christine Foote-Lucero and Katelyn Hook for this upcoming Member's Only AFN Webinar - Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury and Strangulation: Deconstructing Dissections on  October 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST.   

Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) is a collective term used to describe blunt force injuries to the carotid and vertebral arteries.  When left untreated, they are of high clinical significance because of their association with adverse neurologic events, including cerebral infarction and death.  BCVI is relatively uncommon in strangulation injuries but may have devastating neurological outcomes.  Early identification of BCVI is important, as treatment with antithrombotic therapy has been shown to reduce the incidence of postinjury ischemic stroke.  This webinar will provide an introductory review of BCVI including the five grades, provide evidence based practice guidance on the care of patients diagnosed with BCVI, as well as review case studies of strangled patients with BCVI.

Join you AFN Colleagues for this informative webinar.  See you online!

Don't miss your opportunity to:

  • Learn how to identify BCVI and the five grades.
  • Recognize the association between strangulation and BCVI.
  • Learn how to describe screening and treatment for BCVI.
REGISTER FOR THIS WEB SERIES!
IMPORTANT
You will need to register in advance for this Webinar. 
Webinar is scheduled for October 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST).  Question and answer session will immediately follow.

WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL DIRECTLY FROM ZOOM ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR REGISTRATION!


Any questions or concerns, please email afn@afnmail.org for further assistance.
WEBINAR PRESENTERS
CHRISTINE FOOTE-LUCERO
MSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Christine Foote-Lucero has been a licensed Registered Nurse in Colorado for 20 years, with a focus on critical care.  She received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Creighton University in 2002 and a Masters of Science in Forensic Nursing in 2019.  For the past decade, she has worked as a Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE).  She currently manages the FNE team at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Aurora, CO where she developed a robust FNE orientation program as well as education and training for on-going FNE performance based competencies, clinical skills exemplars, and high fidelity simulations.  She has also created a Strangulation Pathway at UCH that serves as a clinical practice guideline for Emergency Providers.  

Her clinical experiences as a forensic nurse have included death investigation and correctional nursing, as well as sexual assault, intimate partner violence, physical assault, strangulation, elder abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking.  She has worked in Professional Nursing Development and is a certified instructor for the Emergency Nurse’s Association, teaching ENPC and TNCC, as well as a guest lecturer for the University of Colorado School of Nursing.  She has presented at both state and national conferences on a variety of forensic and trauma topics. 
KATELYN HOOK
BSN, RN, SANE-A

Katelyn Hook is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Katelyn has been a Registered Nurse at University of Colorado, a Level 1 Trauma Center, for four years.  She began her journey as a Forensic Nurse Examiner in 2020.  Within this role, she has cared for patients affected by violence, including intimate partner violence, strangulation, elder abuse, physical assault, gunshot wounds, stabbings, human trafficking, and sexual assault.  She also precepts new forensic nurses, has implemented new evidence based practices, and led journal clubs on peer reviewed material.  She has presented on a variety of topics related to trauma and violence not only within her department, but also at a national conference. 
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