The Office for Victims of Crime seeks rural communities to submit Concept Papers by Tuesday, May 6, 2014, to participate in the National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center pilot project. In 2013, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice, funded the development of a National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Center (NTC) through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The goal of the project is to provide a community of support for clinicians who may conduct sexual assault examinations in rural facilities to increase their confidence, competence, and retention, and to support quality care for adult and adolescent sexual assault patients. The NTC will use telemedicine technology to provide 24/7 remote clinician-to-clinician assistance from the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs). For more information on the project, see: http://www.ovc.gov/news/index.html#conceptpapers.
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