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CPR Executive Director Interviewed for SOBEF on Instagram Live

In May of 2019, Isle Polonko, Executive Director of Clinical Practice Resources for Training and Education, traveled to Aracaju, Brazil with colleague and SANE Program Director, Eileen Allen. The purpose of the trip was to set up the first ever Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program and the first ever Forensic Gynecologic Teaching Associate Program in […]

Virtual GTA Review Session at West Virginia University

During this time of crisis and programmatic shut downs, many programs and Universities are exploring the possibilities of virtual GTA and MUTA labs to meet student curriculum requirements. This is a difficult prospect. At its core, the intention of GTA MUTA programming is to create safe space where learners can participate in a live, hands-on […]

First Ever Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program and Forensic GTA Program in Brazil

GTA work has been utilized in Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training for many years to instruct and review the components of the pelvic examination necessary to complete the sexual assault forensic evidence collection kit on a sexual assault survivor. However, in the past several years, the specialized skills of GTAs have been utilized in […]

Columbia University Monthly Diversity Meeting

Every once in a while, professional partnerships are formed that transcend moves, changes in positions and university placements. One such partnership exists between CPR Director, Isle Polonko and Dr. Kellie Bryant, Executive Director of Simulation and Assistant Professor at Columbia School of Nursing. Dr. Bryant’s talent and ingenuity has always lead to creative programming and […]

The How To’s of Reducing Student Anxiety and Creating Safe Space For Students

by Clinical Practice Resources Managing Director, Richard Claflin One of the things we all recognize as GTA/MUTA instructors is that we teach an uncomfortable subject that produces a lot of anxiety for learners who are new to performing gynecological, genital or prostate exams.  There’s no way around it: these examinations are filled with a lot […]