Sexual assault is a frightening and traumatic experience. Our SANE nurses provide a safe, compassionate exam and empower the patient to determine their plan of care, including:
After the exam, a SANE nurse will call the patient to discuss follow-up medical care as appropriate and may refer the patient to professionals who can provide additional services. We operate within the local Judicial District, with local advocacy agencies, emergency departments, and law enforcement agencies within our servicing counties.
We provide care for sexual assault victims in an exceptionally supportive environment. Additionally, we strive to help victims cope with a variety of issues. Evidence by our trained professional’s leads to an increase in prosecution rates and credible, neutral courtroom testimony.
Within our service area, anyone who is need of services shall have the right to have a forensic medical examination. A victim shall not be required to pay, directly or indirectly, for the cost of a forensic medical examination.
Many times, a sexual assault will leave no injuries. We work as part of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and perform medical forensic exams for sexual assault.
The SANE may perform the following during the Medical Forensic Exam: