Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Wyoming Forensic / SANE Nursing

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. 

How are SANE exams paid for?

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult (SANE-A)Training:  This adult/adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) didactic training program is geared toward the Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Students must have a minimum of an RN license before beginning this course and 1-2 years of experience in a critical care field is recommended. 

Next training time and location to be determined. 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Skills Lab - Next training time and location to be determined. 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Pediatric (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 to be determined. 

Additional Resources:

More information about forensic nursing can be found at the International Association of Forensic Nurses website.

For a list of the different Wyoming Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Programs throughout the state, click here.

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