Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at University Hospital – If You Are a Victim of Sexual Assault or Rape

If you are a victim of sexual assault, you should be aware of the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program (Tulane’s website explains it well) at University Hospital (also called MCLNO or LSU Interim Hospital). Go to the emergency room at 2020 Gravier St.

A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) will be there to provide personal care in a specially designed safe and private area. The SANE will be there to care for and advocate for medical, legal and emotional needs including:

• Providing information about legal and medical options
• Injury treatment
• STD treatment (including, if appropriate, HIV prophylaxis–medication taken after rape to help prevent HIV infection)
• Pregnancy Prevention (emergency contraception)
• Evidence collection
• Counseling
• Follow-up Care