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A sexual assault is a devastating trauma to victims both physically and emotionally. Victims of sexual assault deserve prompt and comprehensive care in medical facilities. Victims should receive medical care for the evaluations and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy concerns. Victims should be offered options of care and reporting options when requesting care from medical facilities. 

What is a SANE?
A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse who has advanced education and clinical preparation in forensic examination of sexual assault victims. SANE programs make a profound difference in the quality of care provided to sexual assault victims. SANEs offer victims prompt, compassionate care and comprehensive forensic evidence collection. In addition to helping preserve the victims dignity and reduce trauma, SANE programs enhance evidence collection for more effective investigations and better prosecutions. 

DVS hosts SANE Adult/Adolescent, SANE Pediatric, and SANE Simulations labs annually. 

SANE Training Opportunities:

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult (SANE-A)Training
This intensive training consists of four days in the classroom, intended to teach nurses the key components and skills necessary to provide effective healthcare and services to the adult and adolescent victim of sexual assault.
Next training time and location TBD

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult (SANE-P)Training
This five-day advanced seminar provides specialized education for SANE's to provide comprehensive services to victims across the life span. The seminar will emphasize the medical and forensic sexual assault examination of child victims. Topics for this seminar include interviewing children, normal physical findings, medical conditions and trauma-related findings. Interactive case studies along with small group work will compliment course materials. 
Next training time and location TBD

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