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Nurses Specializing in Sexual Assault

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Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 27 years experience.

Most of the time it's law enforcement officers who focus on taking sex offenders off the street, but one local nurse is helping in that cause. Tammy Bailey says, "I knew a long time ago that these patients weren't getting the care that they needed. The evidence that was being collected was not optimal."

That's why, Tammy Bailey says, the "SANE Program" came about. "SANE stands for sexual assault nurse examiner."

To receive the specialty, a registered nurse must complete an additional 40 hours of class time and clinical training involving local law enforcement and area agencies dealing with sexual assault victims.

Bailey says "And through this training we have learned all of the things that we can do to improve this evidence collection chain of custody -- how we preserve the evidence."

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