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Part 3 - Impacts of COVID-19: Sexual Assault Forensic Exams
Dr. Julie Valentine, Brigham Young University; Dr. Linda Ledray, SAKI TTA; Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN); Dr. Nancy Dowing, Texas A&M University
Apr 28, 2020
Part 3 focused on the impact of COVID-19 on sexual assault forensic exams including the availability of sexual assault nurse examiners and other medical resources to support victims. Dr. Julie Valentine facilitated the discussion on topics including modifications to the normal process for sexual assault forensic exams, using alternative methods to ensure victims are supported throughout the forensic exam, and what victims need to know before arriving at the hospital.