Interpreting Toxicology and Alcohol/Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault

This webinar will be presented by Jennifer Sommers and Nicole Stahlmann


As a former sex crimes prosecutor with a scientific background (BS – Biology with Chemistry minor; MS – toxicology) my knowledge of the science involved in drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assault (DFSA / AFSA) is highly beneficial. I am generally regarded as a talented presenter regarding some of the salient facts about alcohol and drugs (and when DFSA may be indicated) in a highly understandable format.


Nicole Stahlmann serves as a Forensic Nursing Specialist, providing training and technical assistance. A registered nurse with 10 years of clinical experience, Nicole has dedicated her career to forensic nursing. She received her Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A) certificate in 2015 and received her Advance Forensic Nurse Board Certification (AFN-BC) in 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to her work with the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), Nicole served as the Clinical Program Manager for the District of Columbia Forensic Nurse Examiners. Nicole continues to practice clinically, providing care for patients who have experienced violence. Nicole was an emergency department nurse at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University, School of Nursing, teaching both undergraduate and Master students. Beginning in 2018, Nicole worked with the United States Department of State to consult on sexual assault policies and procedures. She has trained their healthcare providers in patient centered, trauma-informed medical care of the sexual assault patient in the overseas environment. Nicole has been active in the forensic nursing community having served as the Secretary for the Maryland – District of Columbia IAFN Chapter, was an active member of the DC Sexual Assault Response Team, and she also served as Secretary, President-Elect, and President on the Foundation Board of the IAFN.

Handout and Resources from the webinar:

Handout 1

Handout 2



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