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SANE Program

Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) staff offers compassionate medical care and expert forensic evidence collection for victims of violence.

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) nurses are registered nurses who have advanced education and clinical preparation to help meet the needs of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, strangulation, elder abuse and child abuse, and neglect. They are trained to provide medical treatment, collect and maintain the chain of evidence, provide emotional support and make arrangements for any follow-up support that may be needed.

Ascension Saint Clare’s Hospital has ten specially trained SANE forensic nurses. Having SANE nurses offers victims of violence prompt, compassionate medical care and comprehensive forensic evidence collection, in addition to helping preserve the victim’s dignity and reduce further psychological trauma.

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