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Identifying Essential Components of a SANE Program

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This chapter looks at the patient care aspects of a SANE program. There are many existing resources to help with this part of the process. Start with a review of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, which will provide a good foundation for this stage of SANE program development.

7.1. Identifying and Defining Populations Served by the SANE Program
7.2. Options for Reporting
7.3. Before the Examination Begins - Providing Patient-Centered Care
7.4. Informed Consent and Patient Confidentiality
7.5. Medical Forensic History-Taking and Documentation of the Medical Forensic Examination
7.6. Suicide Assessment
7.7. Evidence Collection
7.8. Photo Documentation
7.9. Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections
7.10. Prevention of Pregnancy
7.11. Discharge and Followup Care
7.12. Medical Records Maintenance
7.13. SANE Testimony