Cynthia Ferguson, CNM, FNE, SANE-A, is a Forensic Nurse Examiner and a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Nurse Corps. She is currently a doctoral student of Public Health at Walden University and holds masters degrees in both Nursing and Criminal Justice.
Providing Quality Care to the Sexual Assault Survivor: Education and Training for Medical Professionals
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
2006 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 51, Issue 6, pages 486–492, November-December 2006
How to Cite
Ferguson, C. (2006), Providing Quality Care to the Sexual Assault Survivor: Education and Training for Medical Professionals. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 51: 486–492. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2006.08.009
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
- forensic examination;
- sexual assault;
- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE);
- Sexual Assault Response Team (SART);
- Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE)
Health care providers who perform sexual assault examinations can assist patients who report experiencing a sexual assault by increasing their knowledge and skills in sexual assault care, and serving as Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) coordinators, or as SART team members, in their communities. With little additional material, this training could be provided as a component of basic midwifery and/or advanced practice nursing education programs. This article reviews the essential steps and required training for conducting sexual assault examinations.