Texas Forensic Nurse Examiner's (TXFNE) is equipping hospitals in Harris County and surrounding areas with the right tools to validate acts of violence and sexual assault when a victim is admitted to the ER. We will provide the much needed video education and suggested resources for those victims.
A forensic nurse is a nurse that provides specialized care for patient s that are victims or perpetrators of trauma. Forensic nurses specialize in a variety of patient populations including a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), interpersonal violence, child and elder abuse, death investigation, corrections and in the aftermath of a disaster. Forensic nurses can practice in various settings, including the hospital, community anti-violence programs, the medical examiner’s office, corrections and psychiatric hospitals. txfne.com
Evidence Collections – Professionals Services
Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners are the third part to the solution, supplying seasoned on-call RNs to provide immediate care, record medical history, and conduct evidence collections critical to successful prosecution of the assailant. The certified nurse examiners can serve victims at a nearby health care location, or bring the exam to the victim via a mobile exam room, which is especially helpful for law enforcement during human trafficking stings.
At a press conference announcing TXFNE services to Harris County in March of 2019, District Attorney Kim Ogg, AD Chief of Family Violence, Carvana Cloud, and Commander James Dale, Vice Unit, HPD lead the conference by defining the great challenges Houston has to fight crime and the need to utilize as many services as possible to help victims find recovery and restitution. Carvana Cloud said, "something has to be done to help this underserved people group, a group of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomics who are lost and have to navigate a complicated system".