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December 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Join us for a fascinating presentation and discussion with two nursing experts who are using telehealth technology to expand the reach of forensic nursing to hospitals and clinics in rural, tribal, and other underserved areas.
In 2014 the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) funded a national demonstration project, the National TeleNursing Center (NTC), through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Through this pioneering project, the NTC provides telehealth services to survivors of sexual assault in 6 diverse communities in California, Arizona, and Massachusetts. The NTC improves victims’ access to quality forensic sexual assault care and is growing, supporting, and sustaining a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)-prepared workforce.
In 2016, OVC funded the start of a second program, a state-wide effort managed by Pennsylvania State University that is using telehealth technology to enhance access to quality forensic care for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault in remote communities throughout Pennsylvania.
See how these two programs are not only improving the quality of care and evidence collection for sexual assault survivors, they are boosting the confidence and knowledge of the clinicians providing these services.
Presented by Joan Meunier-Sham, RN, MS and Sheridan Miyamoto, PhD