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The seven pillars of quality care in a statewide pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program.
J Child Sex Abus 2013; 22(7):777-95JC

Abstract

This article describes a systematic approach used by a statewide pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program to ensure the quality of forensic medical examinations it provides in child sexual abuse investigations. Seven strategies for enhancing quality are described: (a) hiring experienced professionals, (b) effective training, (c) comprehensive protocols, (d) ample support for pediatric sexual assault nurses, (e) management oversight, (f) a clinical coordinator to provide ongoing training and technical assistance, and (g) a quality assurance process in which expert child abuse pediatricians review each statewide pediatric sexual assault nurse examination. To show the evolution of quality care over time, the program's experience from 2004 to 2010 is reviewed, and quality assurance data are analyzed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Massachusetts Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program , Boston , Massachusetts , USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24125082

Citation

Meunier-Sham, Joan, et al. "The Seven Pillars of Quality Care in a Statewide Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program." Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, vol. 22, no. 7, 2013, pp. 777-95.
Meunier-Sham J, Cross TP, Zuniga L. The seven pillars of quality care in a statewide pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program. J Child Sex Abus. 2013;22(7):777-95.
Meunier-Sham, J., Cross, T. P., & Zuniga, L. (2013). The seven pillars of quality care in a statewide pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22(7), pp. 777-95. doi:10.1080/10538712.2013.830665.
Meunier-Sham J, Cross TP, Zuniga L. The Seven Pillars of Quality Care in a Statewide Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. J Child Sex Abus. 2013;22(7):777-95. PubMed PMID: 24125082.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The seven pillars of quality care in a statewide pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program. AU - Meunier-Sham,Joan, AU - Cross,Theodore P, AU - Zuniga,Lucia, PY - 2013/10/16/entrez PY - 2013/10/16/pubmed PY - 2014/6/10/medline SP - 777 EP - 95 JF - Journal of child sexual abuse JO - J Child Sex Abus VL - 22 IS - 7 N2 - This article describes a systematic approach used by a statewide pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program to ensure the quality of forensic medical examinations it provides in child sexual abuse investigations. Seven strategies for enhancing quality are described: (a) hiring experienced professionals, (b) effective training, (c) comprehensive protocols, (d) ample support for pediatric sexual assault nurses, (e) management oversight, (f) a clinical coordinator to provide ongoing training and technical assistance, and (g) a quality assurance process in which expert child abuse pediatricians review each statewide pediatric sexual assault nurse examination. To show the evolution of quality care over time, the program's experience from 2004 to 2010 is reviewed, and quality assurance data are analyzed. SN - 1547-0679 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24125082/The_seven_pillars_of_quality_care_in_a_statewide_pediatric_sexual_assault_nurse_examiner_program L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10538712.2013.830665 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -