Prevention Book

Domestic Abuse

  • Rape Kit


Rape Kit

Aka: Rape Kit, Sexual Assault Kit
  1. Indications
    1. Sexual Asssault
  2. Contents
    1. Documentation
      1. Instructions
      2. Check-off form
      3. History and physical documentation forms
      4. Patient Discharge Instructions with resources
    2. Large paper drop cloth
      1. Collects any loose debris for evidence as patient undresses
    3. Containers (no plastic bags to avoid degradation of DNA in moisrt environment)
      1. Paper bags (collect and label evidence)
      2. Envelopes
        1. Cotton tipped swabs (oral, vaginal and rectal samples)
        2. Comb (collect pubic hair evidence)
        3. Filter paper (removes evidence from comb)
      3. Small cardboard boxes (transport red-top and purple-top tubes for blood)
  3. References
    1. Petter (1999) Am Fam Physician 58(4):920-30 [PubMed]

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