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Has anyone developed a tool or know of a tool for evaluation of your SART?
Dee
02/15/2010
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Does anyone have advice for ancillary healthcare departments...such as imaging ... as to how to best handle a patient revealing that they are actually there due to rape? Most information is directed toward...
Sherri Hunter
08/11/2008
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I need more hands on exam experience with some experts. I am an RN with 35 years experience in nursing. I have been trained as a SANE for adult/peds in two states. Is there somewhere I can go and spend ...
JANETG.
04/28/2008
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I am an ER based SANE, I would like to know how other facilities handle their medical records. Our faciltiy hand carries both the medical and legal record to the MR dept after a chart audit is done, it is ...
Jill Crum
10/01/2007
arrow icon I have completely taken over the forensic record. We use an...
Jill Crum
11/20/2008
arrow icon This has been an ongoing problem for us as well. We currentl...
Ann Marie
11/18/2008
arrow icon I would also love an answer to this. We just had a long disc...
April Smiley
06/09/2008
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Our Victim Services office (VOCA funded) has been told that every person who walks through our doors with an SA issue (actual assault) must immediately be turned over to the County's Social Services office...
C Stenzel
04/26/2007
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C Stenzel
04/26/2007
arrow icon This is a great opportunity for your SART to make important ...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
arrow icon This is certainly NOT a federal mandate. I expect this is u...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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OVCRC
04/26/2007
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Can you describe how the SANE program differentiates from other sexual assault victim programs? Do you think its easier for victims to report the crime with the aid of this program? Are there any psycholo...
Maritza
04/26/2007
arrow icon A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program is a group of...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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Has or is anyone out there working on providingt services to persons with disabilities? If so who are they? What has been their experience (e.g., what works and what dosen't/what are the barriers and how d...
Steve Rioux
04/26/2007
arrow icon A wonderful resource for persons with disabilities as crime ...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
arrow icon Thanks for you help. I also would hope that all SARTs are ef...
Steve Rioux
04/26/2007
arrow icon I would hope that every SART provides services to all victim...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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Can you explain a little more about what you bill Prosecution and Law enforcment (and other agencies) for and how you bill them?
Lisa Larrabee
04/26/2007
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Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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I am trying to kick-start a S.A.R.T. and would like to find resources (not necessarily financial) to do this. Do you know of any specific resources that you could recommend?
Susan Lambert
04/26/2007
arrow icon Another great document is the National Protocol for Sexual A...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
arrow icon In Califorina, you may contact CALCASA (California Coalition...
Lee Perales
04/26/2007
arrow icon CA (I believe San Diego), & WV have excellent SART Handbooks...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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We are struggling with getting law enforcement to contact the Rape Crisis Center when a forcible rape is committed. We aren't certain where the resistance is coming from though it appears it has been like...
Lee Perales
04/26/2007
arrow icon You need to talk to your County's investigators. Let them kn...
Rick
05/27/2008
arrow icon I would be really interested in any materials you would be w...
Lee Perales
04/26/2007
arrow icon In my experience resistance by law enforcement typically is ...
Jennifer Senick
04/26/2007
arrow icon We actually don't know if the victims are taken to the hospi...
Lee Perales
04/26/2007
arrow icon Are the victims of forcible rape taken to a hospital for the...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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The 2005 VAWA prohibits states from requiring sexual assault victims to participate in the criminal justice system or cooperate with law enforcement authorities in order to be provided with a rape examinat...
Eleanore Ashman
04/26/2007
arrow icon Regarding the posting from NANCY on the fact that Victims Co...
Laura
04/26/2007
arrow icon What do you think though about blind reporting versus victim...
Eleanore Ashman
04/26/2007
arrow icon In our State the exams are paid by the Victim's Compensation...
Nancy
04/26/2007
arrow icon Lee, are you asking me or the experts here?
Eleanore Ashman
04/26/2007
arrow icon Our state has created a separate fund called the Sexual Assa...
Jennifer Senick
04/26/2007
arrow icon Thank you. That is helpful information to present to folks ...
Eleanore Ashman
04/26/2007
arrow icon How are the forensic examinations being paid for in other ar...
Lee Perales
04/26/2007
arrow icon I agree that this is a good thing. I am finding though that...
Eleanore Ashman
04/26/2007
arrow icon Since I am not familiar with the current Virginia practices,...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
arrow icon This change requires a little change in our overall mindset....
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
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Where can legal and mental health professionals obtain training or information on sexual assault teams? Do you have knowledge of such assistance in the New York area?
Maritza
04/26/2007
arrow icon What about trainingassistance in other states such as Ohio?
Michelle
09/24/2008
arrow icon YES! Mental health professionals are key members of the tea...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
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Please emphasize the importance of continuing education for the SANE. There are few continuing education programs in Georgia for the SANE A. Who offers CEUs for SANEs in the Southeast?
SHARON ANDERSO
04/26/2007
arrow icon The International Association of Forensic Nurses is now offe...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
arrow icon You are absolutely right CEUs are very important. I just di...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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Are there sources of funding (either governmental or private) available to existing SANE progams and SART teams?
Genie Umbarger
04/26/2007
arrow icon OVC, OVW, NIJ have grant programs, however, these do not cov...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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As an APRN, do I need to take advance practice liability insurance versus RN insurance to do SANE exams? I am a private contractor, not connected with a clinic or hospital. We do have a medical director, a...
Sharon Anderson
04/26/2007
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Theresa
08/03/2009
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Elise Turner
04/26/2007
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How are most hospitals handeling their SA exam photos? Are they giving copies (CD and or photos) directly to law enforcement or are they requiring a sepoena before they release photos?
Jill Crum
04/26/2007
arrow icon We give copies if the police ask. We have the patient sign r...
Ann Marie
11/18/2008
arrow icon Our states (Mississippi) sexual assault exam documentation f...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
arrow icon I believe it is essential that each SANE program have a syst...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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Any suggestions as to how to overcome administration resistance from the hospitals in trying to implement a SANE program in the community.
Det. J Pogachar
04/26/2007
arrow icon Writing up a business plan is easier said then done. Most ar...
Jennifer
10/29/2007
arrow icon Money- its all about money. You need to be able to present a...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
arrow icon First you need to determine why your hospital administration...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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Do you have any ideas for making quarterly SART meetings fresh and new? If you have any innovative ideas on presenting cases in a way that engages all the team members, or ideas on topics that other team ...
CC H-Burg
04/26/2007
arrow icon It is, of course, important to always have an agenda. Case ...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
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There has been some confusion regarding SANE and SART on the national and state levels. Some professionals and commununities equate the two rather than seeing SANE as a component of SART. How do you ensure...
Jennifer Senick
04/26/2007
arrow icon How many representatives do you have from each discipline on...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
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Three things: 1) I would like to find out how much decision making power (re: policy and procedure) the SART coordinator has in other places. 2) What do you think is the best/most efficient organizational ...
Silvia Uribe
04/26/2007
arrow icon In Indianapolis IN, we have been meeting every other month f...
Caroline Fisher
04/26/2007
arrow icon More important than power and organization charts, consensus...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
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Are any Rape Treatment Centers collecting forensic evidence after 72 hours of the assault and/or any Crime Labs performing DNA analysis on these samples? Do they work?
A. Kristaly
04/26/2007
arrow icon While the 72 hour limit is currently recommended by ACEP, an...
Linda Ledray
04/26/2007
arrow icon If you look at the National Protocol, 72 hours is supported ...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
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Any suggestions on pulling SANE trained RN's into the SART that are practicing on their own. We have had some issue with RN's who have taken the course but are not working with established SANE programs, ...
Alison Rerko
04/26/2007
arrow icon You may want to begin by inviting the nurses who have receiv...
Mary Pat DeWald
04/26/2007
arrow icon Creating an International Association of Forensic Nurses cha...
Elise Turner
04/26/2007
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04/26/2007
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