- Date and time of last assault <72 hrs vs. > 72 hrs
- Is perpetrator <10 years old
- Concern for major trauma
- Presence of symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Vaginal pain, bleeding
- Rectal pain, bleeding
- Dysuria, hematuria
Patients eligible for evaluation in our ED
All females, males < 16 years of age
All female and males age or > 16 years of age requiring a medical evaluation.
Any statements made by the caretaker and / or patient during triage must
be documented with quotation marks.
- Remain dressed
- Avoid eating, drinking, washing hands, and going to the bathroom
Page Social Work
To screen the patient in triage
Referring patients ineligible for evaluation in CHOP ED
Patients ≥ 16 years of age who require medical evaluation will be evaluated at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after they are screened by the CHOP triage nurse, social worker and attending physician.
Asymptomatic patients ≥ 16 years of age who present to CHOP ED following an acute sexual assault and require evidence collection will be referred to The Special Victims Unit.
- The CHOP social worker will call and inform The Special Victims Unit of all patients referred to The Special Victims Unit at phone number 215-685-3251 or 215-685-3252.
- If the patient is accompanied by an adult, the patient will be offered a cab voucher with the pre-scripted address to The Special Victims Unit.
- If the patient is accompanied by a responsible adult and the patient denies the need for a cab voucher, the patient will be provided with the address and phone number of The Special Victims Unit.
- If the patient is alone and/or not accompanied by a responsible adult, the social worker will contact the Philadelphia Police to escort the patient to The Special Victims Unit.
Directions to The Special Victims Unit from CHOP Main Hospital
The Special Victims Unit
300 E. Hunting Park Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Google Maps directons to The Special Victims Unit
Special Victims Unit Telephone Number:
Non-acute assault in patients < 16 years of age
CONSIDER NEED FOR FILING POLICE/CY 47 REPORTS BASED ON HISTORY, EVEN IF
PATIENT IS BEING REFERRED AWAY.
Summary of Guidelines for Triage:
|Acute episode and/or symptoms
|Acute psychosocial needs or more in depth evaluation
|Chronic abuse, > 72 hours, no symptoms
The SART TEAM can be called in at anytime during the patient's evaluation.