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
alone 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
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?