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Management of SANE Programs

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This chapter offers assistance to programs as they develop their management and staffing structures. It will also help existing programs look at strategies for retaining nurses in a job setting that can be very demanding, both physically and emotionally. A good resource to review for this section is the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's SANE Sustainability Project. Materials from the Sustainability Project will be referenced throughout this chapter. 

It is important to understand how the unique characteristics of your community will impact this part of the process. For programs that are part of a hospital organization, many of the management tools are already in place to develop different aspects of the program, such as job descriptions and hiring procedures that can be adapted to meet your staffing needs. If you are starting a program outside of a hospital, you may want to create a plan that outlines how you will approach each step of the process. For a community that has no SANE services currently, starting a small, part-time program will improve access to care and create a foundation for future program expansion.

5.1. Importance of Leadership and Management
5.2. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
5.3. Essential Documents for SANE Programs
5.4. Models of Collaborative Practice
5.5. Collaboration in the Facility Where Care is Provided
5.6. Interdisciplinary Collaboration Outside of the Facility