Interviewing the Pediatric Patient

Introduction: This module was created as an introduction for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE's) to familiarize themselves the unique challenges that come with history taking in children after they have disclosed a sexual assault.  In this module, you will learn how to provide trauma informed care to children after they experience trauma.



This training was personally created for the STEP-UP team by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Child Abuse Pediatrician, Dr. Erin Wade.  

Erin Wade, MD, MS


Target Audience

Advanced Practice Nurses, Physicians, Registered Nurses

Learning Objectives

Recognize the prevalence and effects of trauma in the pediatric population. 

Understand the difference between a trauma-informed interview and a Forensic Interview.

Recognize parameters of interviewing based upon age and development of the child. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 1.25 Attendance
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Course expires: 

Erin E Wade

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

NCPD Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis designates this live activity for 1.25 hours NCPD credits. No partial credit will be awarded. To receive full contact credits, you must watch 100% of the program, and complete and submit the evaluation at the conclusion of the episode.

The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing, Memphis is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 ANCC
  • 1.25 Attendance
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