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SANE Program

Avera eCARE Emergency provides around-the-clock access to specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE).

SANE practitioners are specifically trained in providing trauma-informed care and forensic evidence collection for patients who have experienced sexual assault or sexual violence. By extending SANE services through telemedicine, the patient’s dignity is preserved, medical evidence collection is enhanced, and promotes community involvement and concern with patients and their families.

Partner sites will use their existing eCARE equipment to complete the SANE visit. By using the eCARE Emergency SANE program, your team will have the support it needs to:

  • Improve access to clinical expertise with 24/7 access to specialty trained nurses.
  • Enhance your hospital’s reputation by providing needed services to the community.
  • Increase additional resources for community outreach and education initiatives around sexual assault.
  • Provide timely, thorough, and professional forensic evidence collection, documentation, and preservation of evidence.