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Rapid Medical Evaluation & Sexual Assault Response Team

The Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME) Unit is a four-bed treatment area within the Emergency Department. Our emergency physicians and other medical professionals quickly evaluate patients with urgent medical problems. The RME Unit is open from 8 am to 4 am every day.

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) provides medical and forensic response to victims of sexual assault, 12 years and older, who come into our Emergency Department, 24 hours a day. There are approximately 20 specially trained registered nurses who serve as SART Nurse Examiners.

The SART Nurse Examiners respond to patients who come to the SCVMC Emergency Department. The SART Nurse Examiner provides medical evaluation and treatment, collects evidence for forensic purposes, and will testify in court as necessary. Dr. James B. Lane is the Medical Director of the SART Program.

For more information about this critical program, the SART Coordinator's office is open during regular business hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. The phone number is (408) 885-6466‚Äč

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