Tag Archives: SAFE

Navy Medicine’s Role in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

By Chief Hospital Corpsman (FMF/SW) Jared Knogge, Navy Medicine East, SAPR Program Manager This year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Months’ slogan, “Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault,” truly embodies the Armed Forces role in curtailing these events. Navy Medicine has led the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program this year.  The Navy Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Matthew …

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SAAM, SAPR And SAFE Are More Than Just Acronyms

By Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs and Lt. Ken Padgett, NHB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Coordinator   Our hope is that the acronyms SAAM, SAPR and SAFE are not just disregarded abbreviations of military jargon, but that each immediately bring an understanding that sexual assault is a crime. That is our goal for recognizing April as Sexual Assault …

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Sexual Assault: What You Should Know About the SAFE Exam

By Cmdr. Kristie A. Robson, department head, clinical programs, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery What do you do if someone says they are having chest pain? Most bystanders will immediately call 911. Now, what do you do if your shipmate or loved one says that they have been sexually assaulted?  This is a true emergency and requires that …

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Technology Supports Sexual Assault Victims in Remote Locations

By Capt. Jan Manary, Medical Program manager for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations (SAFE), U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The revised BUMED Instruction 6310.11 signed May 2, 2013 will establish the capability to conduct SAFE at shore and operational commands.  Understanding the access to medical forensic expertise is not uniformly available. Navy Medicine has partnered with the Department of …

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