sexual assault nurse examiner

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A nurse specifically trained in responding to victims of sexual assault—rape—by collecting appropriate specimens in a forensically acceptable manner with a linked chain of custody and documentation of injuries associated with sexual assault, and in counselling and providing support for the victim
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sexual assault nurse examiner



A forensically trained nurse specialist, often working as part of a sexual assault response team, who ensures that rape victims who come to the Emergency Department are carefully and sensitively screened for evidence of rape and are provided with post-traumatic crisis support.
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Chapter 11 discusses Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) and physicians referred to as Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE).
Under Senate Bill 1191, any hospital with an emergency room must have physicians and nurses trained in a basic level of forensic evidence collection - a standard still less rigorous than that required for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners that most primary care centers have.
Currently, 312 sexual assault nurse examiners are certified in the state, according to the Texas attorney general's office, which runs that program and certifies the nurse examiners.
Sexual assault nurse examiners will need to be aware.
329 Regulation of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. This bill did not progress.
Perhaps it is time to encourage nursing staff to become qualified sexual assault nurse examiners (a 1-year university-based course) within the proposed unit, so that they can perform most of the examination, management, evidence collection and follow-up of these patients and refer the severe injuries appropriately.
329 Regulation of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners This bill did not progress.

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