Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program provides expert forensic and medical care to sexually abused children. Nurse examiners provide emergency response for sexually abused children in the two Children's Mercy Emergency Departments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Specially trained examiners
Specially trained pediatric and adolescent sexual assault nurse examiners are available to provide dedicated care to all patients who have been victims of sexual abuse. Each staff member completes 40 hours of specialized training through a pediatric and adolescent sexual assault nurse examiner training. Our team members are also required to demonstrate competency through preceptored examinations with pediatricians specializing in child abuse and neglect.
Training and expertise
Nurse examiners also have access to expert clinical advisors for case consultation, 100 percent review by the SCAN team physicians and nurse practitioners, and participate in ongoing education and training.