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Sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape by colleagues in the surgical workforce, and how women and men are living different realities: observational study using NHS population-derived weights

University of Maryland Department of Emergency Med

This disturbing study out of the UK details the prevelance of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape within the hospital environment. Click to view the rest

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Traumatic injuries associated with sexual assault

University of Maryland Department of Emergency Med

A retrospective review of patients over age 13 presenting to one urban level one trauma center and one urban community hospital looked at traumat. Click to view the rest

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How EM Physicians Should Manage Their Legal and Medical Duties

ACEP Now

A 16-year-old female presents to the emergency department (ED) after being sexually assaulted by two males at a party at her friend’s house. Sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE nurses) are very familiar with the options available to patients regarding reporting to law enforcement and evidence collection. What do you do?

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BCE 82 Perimortem C-section – The Resuscitative Hysterotomy

Emergency Medicine Cases

In this EM Cases Best Case Ever podcast, Dr. Kari Sampsel, Emergency Physician at Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa, Medical Director of Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program guides us through an example of a perimortem C-section - a resuscitative hysterotomy at Janus General.

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Restoring Physician-Patient Trust

American Medical Compliance

Sixty percent of nurses report being victims of sexual assault and less than half of emergency department doctors have been victims of physical violence. Fifty-nine percent of doctors in the United States have been subjected to offensive comments about their identities.

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EQUAL: a Straightforward Approach To Caring for Disabled Patients

ACEP Now

2 For example, patients that live with disabilities are twice as likely to report sexual assault compared to those without a disability. Krahn, et al., highlight some discrepancies in experiences that may result in ED visits. 2 They are one and a half times more likely to be a victim of a nonviolent crime.

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SGEM Xtra: How To Save A Life – Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in the Emergency Department

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

Dr. Kari Sampsel is a staff Emergency Physician and Medical Director of the Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program at the Ottawa Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. Her unique work and life experiences have fueled her passion for leadership, patient education, and quality improvement.