The FBI indicates that 89,098 rapes were reported to law enforcement in 2015, up 6.3% from 2014. People who have been raped or sexually assaulted enter the healthcare system through many avenues. Nurses and first responders may encounter them in the field, the ED, or in obstetric or primary care settings. These patients may also be found in pain clinics; in specialty centers for GI, genitourinary, or neurological workups; or in gynecological or urologic settings as they move from specialty to specialty, seeking a medical diagnosis of their symptoms. Healthcare professionals of various disciplines who ask the right questions and assess and observe these patients can help tremendously.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0000 Advanced CEH by Relias LLC, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Tennessee Department of Health: Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Tanya Munger, DNP, FNP, RN, CCHP, is a family nurse practitioner at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Ill. She also holds a certificate in forensic nursing with a special interest in correctional healthcare and wound management. Disclosure: Tanya J. Munger, DNP, FNP, RN, CCHP has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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