Emergency room patients who have reported domestic violence to the police will average seven ER visits within just a four-year period. A health care provider in the ER may have 7 chances to offer valuable resources to a patient whose life may be in danger, yet the prevalence of screening and identification of survivors remains low, in part due to a lack of training. To better prepare our future health care providers, American Medical Women’s Association is hosting 7 Chances, an informational event aiming to improve patient care for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Discussion topics will include identifying survivors, addressing assault with patients, resources available on campus and through the YWCA, assessing patient safety and safety planning, the basics of a SANE exam, and advocating for patients. 7 Chances will take place Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. in the Samis Education Center. Breakfast will be provided.
Sponsored by American Medical Women’s Association (OUCOM).
For more information on 7 Chances or American Medical Women’s Assocation, contact Ciara Johnson at email@example.com.