National Protocol - Operational Issues - Equipment and Supplies - Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners - sexual assault and equipment and examinations

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sexual assault and equipment and examinations


When sexual assault does occur, victims deserve competent and compassionate care. This second edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations provides detailed guidelines for criminal justice and health care practitioners in responding to the immediate needs of sexual assault victims. We know that effective.

To find a location near you that performs sexual assault forensic exams, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at HOPE () or talk to your local sexual assault service provider. What is a rape kit? You may have heard the term “rape kit” to refer to a sexual assault forensic exam.

Examiners should know how to use all equipment and supplies (including medications) properly during the exam. It is important that examiners and other individuals involved in sexual assault cases stay abreast of the latest research on the use of equipment and supplies used in caring for sexual assault patients and/or collecting evidence from them.