Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Team
North Colorado Medical Center offers around-the-clock specialty care for sexual assault victims.
According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), every two minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
Victims of sexual assault need a safe place to go where they will be treated with courtesy and respect and have the appropriate examinations done so that evidence can be correctly collected. North Colorado Medical Center offers this important community service.
The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Team is a group of eight experienced registered nurses who have received specialized training and provide compassionate care to adult, adolescent and pediatric patients impacted by sexual assault and abuse.
The SANE team can:
- Perform examinations and collection of evidence.
- Serve as subpoenaed witnesses to give testimony regarding the care and evidence found in the exams.
- Provide 24/7 coverage for any patient that has been sexually assaulted.
- Prescribe prophylactic medications for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy prevention.
The SANE Team has worked closely with victim advocacy groups throughout Weld County to provide follow-up counseling, victim assistance programs and support with navigating through the legal process and trauma. The nurses work collaboratively with police, prosecutors, child protective services and others to provide the best and most appropriate care.
Those seeking help can be referred to the main Emergency department at 1801 16th St. for an examination by one of the SANE Team members. The patient will be taken to a private room specifically designed for these exams.
For more information you can speak to a member of the team directly by calling (970) 350-6945.