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Nurses get sexual assault examiner training

 


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Homer nurse Colleen James had been working in her field for about five years when she was confronted with something she’d never dealt with before _ a child patient who was sexually assaulted.

“No one knew how to take care of that child and it ended up being a pretty hideous experience for everyone involved, especially the child,’’ said James, who was working in Homer at the time.

When she encountered another case only a week later, James knew there had to be a better way. She went on to start Alaska’s first, and longest running, Sexual Assault Response Team...



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