Kim is a 27-year-old woman who recently moved from a small town in Texas to work in the city of Dallas as a reporter for one
of the major newspapers. She is 5’6” tall and weighs 115 lb. To keep in shape she likes to jog, which she did regularly in her
hometown. She doesn’t know anyone in Dallas and has been lonely for her family since arriving. But she has moved into a
small apartment in a quiet neighborhood and hopes to meet young people soon though her work and church.
On the first Saturday morning after she moved into her new apartment, Kim decided to get up early and go jogging. It was
still dark out, but Kim was not afraid. She had been jogging in the dark many times in her hometown. She donned her
jogging clothes and headed down the quiet street toward a nearby park. As she entered the park, an individual came out from a
dense clump of bushes, put a knife to her throat, and ordered her to the ground. She was raped and beaten unconscious. She
remained in that condition until sunrise when she was found by another jogger who called emergency services, and Kim was
taken to the nearest emergency department. Upon regaining consciousness, Kim was hysterical, but a sexual assault nurse
examiner (SANE) was called to the scene, and Kim was assigned to a quiet area of the hospital, where the post-rape examination was initiated.
Answer the following questions related to Kim:
1. What are the initial nursing interventions for Kim?
2. What treatments must the nurse ensure that Kim is aware are available for her?
3. What nursing diagnosis would the nurse expect to focus on with Kim in follow-up care?