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Dianne Ditmer, PhD, RN, CFN, DABFN, CMI-III, SANE, FACFE


Dianne Ditmer is a certified forensic nurse and clinical educator at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, with a background in emergency nursing, risk management, and medical investigation. Dr. Ditmer is committed to improving the quality of care provided to vulnerable populations and victims of violence through the education of multi-disciplinary professionals. Dr. Ditmer was recently appointed to the Governor's Taskforce on Child Abuse. She is collaborating with educators, law enforcement, and members of the judicial system to develop evidence-based educational programs for school systems, healthcare providers, and foster families. In addition to her role as an educator, Dianne provides direct care for living victims of abuse, neglect, and sexual assault.

As a credentialed Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners (FACFE) and Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Nursing (DABFN), she serves as vice chairman of the American Board of Forensic Nurses and a board member of the Ohio Healthcare Taskforce on Family Violence. As a member of the Montgomery County Sexual Assault Response Team, Dr. Ditmer collaborates with members of law enforcement, the coroner's office, and the prosecutor's office. She is a contributing author of the Montgomery County Sexual Assault Protocol Manual.

Her national publications include forensic nursing certification modules for the American College of Forensic Examiners and article publication in the peer reviewed journal, The Forensic Examiner, and in Nurses Digest. As an international speaker, Dr. Ditmer presents to multi-disciplinary professionals on topics including forensic nursing, workplace violence against nurses, caring for vulnerable populations, and the impact of violence on multi-cultural, multi-generational patients. Dr. Ditmer also serves as adjunct faculty at Kettering College of Medical Arts, where she teaches forensics, ethics and healthcare law.

Disclosures:

Financial: Dianne Ditmer is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity.

Nonfinancial: Dianne Ditmer has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.