Providing a High Standard of Compassionate Care for Sexual Assault Survivors
University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program is driven by registered nurses who are specially trained to provide around the clock, first-response care to sexual assault survivors. Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are experts at addressing the psychological and physical trauma associated with sexual assault, focusing strongly on patient dignity and compassionate support.
SANE Nurses Give Back to the Community
The registered nurses affiliated with University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program are passionate about giving back to the community. They are members of the Sexual Assault Care Network, a group that meets regularly to conduct quality improvement analyses on every aspect of care for sexual assault survivors. As volunteers for the CARE project, conducted in cooperation with the YWCA, nurses work closely with Hamilton County to promote awareness in women with disabilities and who are deaf. And every year, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center SANE nurses participate in Take Back the Night, a campaign that supports strong advocacy for sexual assault prevention.
To find out more about sexual assault and the impact it has on the lives of survivors and their families visit the following websites:
- Women Helping Women
- Ohio Department of Health Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention
- International Association of Forensic Nurses
The Latest in Forensics Technology
University of Cincinnati Medical Center has the state-of-the-art equipment to conduct safe and comprehensive physical examinations, including the use of a colposcope and digital photography. Better technology results in a fast, thorough examination for the patient and precise forensic determination.