CHARGE NURSE RESPONSIBILITIES
The charge nurse performs these duties. (In that person's absence, these duties
should be performed by the senior medical specialist.)
a. Notify the personnel concerned who are:
The emergency medical resident on duty.
The sexual assault crisis counselor.
(3) The pediatric chief resident (if the victim is single, under 18 years of age,
and not on active duty).
The military police (MP) for on-post assault or the local police for off-post
Other persons according to local SOP.
b. The charge nurse serves as victim advocate until the crisis counselor arrives.
If the charge nurse is the opposite sex of the victim, the charge nurse may designate an
individual of the same sex to act instead when direct victim contact is indicated.
c. The charge nurse provides for the victim's comfort, psychological support,
d. The charge nurse obtains information about the victim's family or friends in
order to notify these people.
e. The charge nurse briefs the victim on sexual assault medical and legal
f. The charge nurse arranges for an attendant of the same sex to stay with the
victim throughout the examination.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESIDENT'S DUTIES
The emergency medical resident's duties include the following:
a. Examine the victim for serious injuries and provide treatment for initial
b. Obtain written consent for the medical and legal examinations.
c. Obtain written consent for photographs, if necessary.