Sedating hysterical victims?

  1. 0 Is this a common practice or have you ever heard of this happing? I know preforming an examination on a victim of a sexual assault can be very traumatic to the victim do you believe sedation would help or hurt?
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    From 'Kansas City'; 34 Years Old; Joined Oct '04; Posts: 1,478; Likes: 15.

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  4. Visit  StuNurseUP profile page
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    Sedating a rape victim!!!!!!! So that they can feel even more powerless and victimized? They already had thier control of thier body taken from them ...it is inconcievable to do that to them again. They need support! Not sedation
  5. Visit  renerian profile page
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    Here are my thoughts having been a victim of a sexual assault, I would have loved to have be sedated because I was truely miserable BUT having said that I would not want a male evaluating me which happened, THAT is more paramount to myself.......JMHO.

    renerian
  6. Visit  Haunted profile page
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    I believe it would foul your test results. We are told to obtain blood and urine for tox screen. The sedative you give may be the one that may have been used, thus cancelling out a consent issue. The SAE is trained to establish rapport with the patient, move at a pace that the patient is comfortable with, explain the exam procedure, also giving the patient the power to stop at any time and provide the patient with an advocate to be present during the exam.

    The SAE also needs to document the demeanor of the patient before, during and after the exam which includes any statements the person may say so sedation would sort of diminish the outcome in my opinion. I guess you could suggest a little something afterword provided it is ordered by a Physician, however should be done seperately so as not to be a part of the exam record.
  7. Visit  cari4n6 profile page
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    Quote from VeryPlainJane
    Is this a common practice or have you ever heard of this happing? I know preforming an examination on a victim of a sexual assault can be very traumatic to the victim do you believe sedation would help or hurt?
    Jane,
    I've been doing this for 16 years and I've never had a 'hysterical' patient.
    cari4n6

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