Emergency Department Response Protocol

Sexual Assault patient presents to ED

Triage nurse triages patient and notifies Emergency Physician to medically screen patient to determine whether patient is medically and mentally stable

WC SAFE is paged @ 313-430-8000

WC SAFE staff will discuss with ED physician/nurse to determine if
1) patient meets criteria:
• ages 0 and up
• assault occurred within last 120 hours
• patient wanting to have exam done
2) is patient stable or unstable

IF PATIENT IS STABLE/ABLE TO BE DISCHARGED

AFTER DETERMINING PATIENT MEETS CRITERIA, WILL ENSURE PATIENT UNDERSTANDS THE REASON FOR DIRECT REFERRAL TO OUR PROGRAM FOR COMPASSIONATE, COMPREHENSIVE AND SPECIALIZED CARE. TRANSPORTATION WILL BE ARRANGED IF NOT AVAILABLE. PT. WILL BE DISCHARGED AND SENT TO THE SITE OF THEIR CHOICE. WC SAFE STAFF WILL MEET THEM THERE.

IF PATIENT IS UNSTABLE/ADMITTED

WC SAFE staff will respond to hospital with necessary equipment to provide crisis intervention and medical-forensic services.