By Annie Merkley, Long Beach Post
Bruised and broken, with trembling hands and a tear-stained face, calling 911 after a rape can be a difficult decision to make. But in Long Beach, there are compassionate and highly trained nurses here to help victims go through the often uncomfortable process of reporting rape. Locally, we have a standard of care for instances such as this which includes Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) that meet victims at special centers in designated hospitals to console them and calmly collect evidence in what is for many their most vulnerable moment.
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