Worthwhile Read: Sexual Assault Training in Emergency Medicine Residencies

One of the conversations I had with a physician in Anaheim last week was the issue of reconciling the presence of SANE programs with the need to get EM residents trained in case they end up at a hospital without SANE programming (and most recent data from IAFN tells us that about 13% of US hospitals have SANE programs, so that chance is very good). I knew I had flagged an article on this very topic recently, and happily it’s free full-text. So here you go–a worthwhile read for sure: Sexual Assault Training in Emergency Residencies: A Survey of Program Directors (Western Journal of Emergency Medicine). And not for nothing, this study does a solid job in a very concise way of contrasting the training SANEs have versus the training most EM residents obtain in regards to caring for this patient population, so I’d encourage you to read this, even if you are in an organization without an emergency medicine residency.

{H/t to Kim Day for the stat}