The forensic nurses at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) strive to provide safe, compassionate, and confidential care to anyone who has been a victim of crime.
Violence is an important healthcare concern because it affects the mental and physical health of an individual, as well as families and our community. The Forensic Nursing Department at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center helps patients reporting sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence, strangulation, trauma and suspicious injuries.
The forensic nursing department consists of specially trained registered nurses. Our nurses undergo extensive training in violence related assessments, documentation, forensic photography, trauma informed care, and evidence collection on all suspected victims of crime, whether they arrived to the emergency department on their own, are referred by law enforcement or an advocacy agency. The forensic department also offers resources for the medical/legal needs of victims and provides support for those who have experienced life changing events.
If you are the victim of a crime:
- Your safety is most important. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger. Go to a safe place as soon as you can and ask someone you trust to stay with you.
- Seek medical care as quickly as possible.
- We can help you notify law enforcement if you wish to report.