Resources for Medical Professionals
Forensic Nurse Examiners Program welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with medical professionals from all disciplines. Due to the highly specialized care that is required for patients of sexual assault, forensic nurse examiners are available for questions, consults and exams. Regardless of when the assault occurred, forensic nurses recommends the patient is seen by our program for a specialized exam and collaboration of services.
At discharge, we encourage patients to follow-up with his or her primary care provider. With the patient's consent, the Forensic Nurse Examiners Program will provide all lab and exam results.
Forensic Nurse Examiners Program recommends the following care:
- HIV testing
- Syphilis testing
- Vaccine assessment
- Emotional wellness
- Health assessment
Forensic nurses are available to speak to groups and organizations and may also provide expert testimony in a court of law.
You are welcome to print and provide this handout to patients you are referring to the Forensic Nurse Examiners Program at UnityPoint Health – Meriter.