Regional SANE Trainings
The 40-hour didactic training includes information on how to:
- obtain a relevant medical history from a sexual assault patient;
- conduct a physical examination specific to the medical history;
- document injury using photography, bodygrams and charting;
- collect and preserve evidence;
- use the OSP (Oregon State Police) Crime Lab Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kit;
- provide the victim with prophylactic medications and/or emergency contraception for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy;
- treat and/or refer the victim for medical treatment; and
- work as part of a victim-centered and multidisciplinary response to the sexually assaulted victim/patient.
SANE Technical Assistance
Our SANE Program Coordinator Robin Olafson is available to provide support and answer questions about best practices for the SANE response to patients. You may reach Robin directly at 503-877-0450 for urgent questions 24/hrs a day, or for non-urgent questions, via email here.
SANE Certification and Re-certification
It is the priority of the Task Force to not only train SANE nurses but to support them in their certification or recertification process. Please contact SATF here or at 503.990.6541, for questions about the steps needed for certification and re-certification.
The Oregon SANE certification and re-certification requirements are detailed by the Oregon SANE Certification Commission.
- Makenzy Byrum, RN, OR-SANE, Rapid SAVE Investigation
- Mary Crawford-Medina, RN, OR-SANE
- Jennifer Ditter, RN, OR-SANE, Silverton Hospital
- Kris Karcher, RN, OR-SANE, Coos County Chief Deputy Medical Examiner
- Patti Kenyon, RN, OR-SANE, SANE-A, SANE-P, Samaritan Albany General Hospital
- Robin Olafson, RN, BSN, OR-SANE, Providence St. Vincent’s Hospital
- Holly Schaff, RN, OR-SANE, SANE-A, Rapid SAVE Investigation
- Cindy Smith, NP, OR-SANE, Private Practice
- Amber Tinney, RN, OR-SANE, Silverton Hospital
- Susan Yokoyama, RN, OR-SANE, St. Charles Hospital