Texas Health Resources launches telehealth exams for sexual assault victims

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville, part of Arlington-based Texas Health Resources, now offers telehealth-based 24/7 care for sexual assault victims, according to Glen Rose Reporter.  

Dubbed TeleSane, the virtual care system allows a sexual assault nurse examiner to use video and audio-conferencing technology to help guide Texas Health Stephenville nurses when providing a sexual assault examination. SANEs are specially trained and certified to perform sexual assault exams.

The goal of SANEs is to address medical and emotional needs of the victim in the emergency department as well as perform forensic medical-legal exams that can be used as evidence in court, according to the report.

With the TeleSane system, Texas Health Stephenville ED nurses can perform the patient exam instead of the individual having to travel to a farther hospital.

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