Forensic Nurse Manager
Texas A&M Health Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing
Kayce Ward is the Forensic Nurse Manager for Tex-TRAC at Texas A&M Health’s College of Nursing and manages a team of Forensic Nursing experts to provide TeleSANE consultations to clinicians. Prior to joining Texas A&M, she worked as a SANE and then as program coordinator at Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant in San Antonio, TX, and conducted over 1700 sexual assault forensic exams on both adolescent/adult survivors and suspects of all ages providing coverage to more than 25 counties in South Texas while collaborating with community partners to ensure all forensic patients received holistic care and support.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Attendees of this presentation will learn about the Texas Teleforensic Remote Assistance Center (Tex-TRAC) in connecting Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) with hospital clinicians in rural and underserved communities through a Telehealth cart by using a trauma-informed model for patient survivors and hospital clinicians, lessons learned, and challenges of implementing TeleSANE in rural hospitals. Attendees will also learn how the Tex-TRAC program directly addresses the Quadruple Aim outcomes in how the patient survivor experience is enhanced by being able to stay in their own community;…