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Aimee Falkenberg RN

Forensic Nurse Examiner

Aimee Falkenberg is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, graduating with distinction from the University of Victoria.  Aimee lives and works on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada. She is the mother of four young children, which she feels is the most rewarding and hardest job of all.
 
Aimee worked in the past as a Public Health Nurse and it is during this time that she discovered her passion for working with individuals that are victims of intentional violence. Aimee currently works as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for the Forensic Nursing Service Team at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) SANE program. Aimee has done over 180 forensic examinations and has provided expert witness testimony within British Columbia's Supreme Court and Provincial court system. She received her SANE-A certification in 2011, this certification demonstrates the highest standard of forensic nursing practice.
 
Aimee is the lead director for the Sexual Assault Core Education course at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Clinical Skills Lab instructor for the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Aimee has been actively working with a small team of Forensic Nurses at SMH on creating a Human Trafficking Health Care Initiative since 2009. She began working on a Human Trafficking toolkit with the Human Trafficking Team at Surrey Memorial Hospital in 2013, and in mid-2014 the toolkit (which was designed for front line hospital staff) will be launched. The toolkit is the first of its kind in Canada.
Aimee is a mentor and educator in the field of Forensic Nursing for hospital staff, post secondary institutions, as well as within the community. Aimee presents nationally and internationally, and has found this to be a highlight in her career.
 
Aimee is dedicated to providing professional and knowledgeable patient care to a diverse population and sees herself as a change leader within health care.



Presentations:

2014
  • Forensic Nursing - The Evolution of Forensic Nursing, CNSA (Canadian Nurse Student Association)
2013
  • Human Trafficking, NENA (National Emergency Nurses' Association Conference)
  • Strangulation in Sexual Violence, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Areas of Expertise

Sexual assault, human trafficking

Department(s)

Surrey Memorial Hospital Emergency Department - Forensic Nursing Service Program

Locations

Surrey Memorial Hospital
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital 

Education

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Core Education FSCT 7840 | British Columbia Institute of Technology
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (w/ Distinction) | University of Victoria
Nursing Program | Langara College