COVERSA—Forensic Nursing Program
The North Kansas City Hospital Emergency Room has a COVERSA forensic nurse on call 24/7 to care for sexual abuse victims. Our program has treated over 1,100 victims of assault in the last 10 years.
The services we offer are forensic-medical exams for both males and females age 14 and up. We will provide a complete, comprehensive forensic exam with evidence collection and documentation. The victims are offered prophylactic medications for common STD's and pregnancy. They are also connected with advocacy for immediate psychological support and any follow up they may need. The SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) also are used as expert witnesses in court.
We do outreach education to middle schools, high schools, colleges and any other public venues. Please feel free to contact our Program Director with any questions or concerns.
Carolyn A Cordle, RN, BSN, SANE-A
- 1 in 4 women will experience a sexual assault within their lifetime
- 1 in 7 elders, both male and female, will experience elder abuse
- 1 in 7 people will experience domestic violence