SANE finds its way to the community to help victims of sexual assault
A recent article in the Agassiz Harrison Observer highlights the importance of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) in our communities.
“We have trained three nurse practitioners, one in Agassiz and two in Hope, to be able to provide sexual assault victims medical support following their assault,” Catherine Wiebe, for Fraser Health, told The Observer.
Fraser Health has a regional forensic nursing services program that’s located at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Abbotsford Regional Hospital, so historically, any victims of sexual assault, were referred to those two facilities for medical support and forensic evidence gathering.
Because of the disadvantageous geography, Fraser Health, took the initiative to train the three practitioners to provide support to victims locally.
For more information on SANE training offered at BCIT, visit our website or email BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca.