Letter to the editor: There is help available to victims of sexual attacksWhile many people think the solution to violence occurs in police stations, courtrooms and prisons, there is a dedicated group of nurses here in Jamestown who are also a part of this solution.
By: Deb Fischer, The Jamestown Sun
While many people think the solution to violence occurs in police stations, courtrooms and prisons, there is a dedicated group of nurses here in Jamestown who are also a part of this solution.
During the week of Nov. 9-13, the International Association of Forensic Nurses celebrated Forensic Nurses Week. Forensic nurses are on the front line making sure victims of sexual assault, abuse and domestic violence receive compassionate care while vital forensic evidence is collected and preserved.
If you were unaware, we want you to know! Jamestown has just this caliber of trained and dedicated nurses waiting to help you or a loved one at any time.
We have been serving clients since January 2008. We have five sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) that rotate on call 24 hours per day who show great commitment to providing timely, sensitive, patient-centered care to those in Jamestown and the surrounding communities.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a SANE nurse, please call me at 252-8130.
If you know someone who could use help or has questions, please call the Jamestown Area Sexual Assault Response Team crisis line at 701-252-1048. The nurse on call will return your call.
(Fischer is a nurse and coordinator with the Jamestown Area Sexual Assault Response Team)