Journal of Forensic Nursing

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Journal of Forensic Nursing:
Sexual Assault

Why SANEs Matter: Models of Care for Sexual Violence Victims in the Emergency Department

Plichta, Stacey B.; Clements, Paul T.; Houseman, Clare

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This study examines models of SANE service in the ED and quality of care. Nurse managers of all 82 EDs in Virginia were surveyed (RR 76%). Five models emerged: 1) No SANE services (27.4%); 2) Victims transferred off‐site for services (14.5%); 3) Partial coverage of services by ED SANEs (16.1%); 4) SANEs called in from off‐site (6.5%); and 5) Full‐coverage of services by ED SANEs (35.5%). Models 4 and 5 consistently provided a higher quality of care.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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