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Clinical Guide: Social Media Use for Forensic Clinicians

So I recently received a comment that my concern about forensic nurses' social media use is "overblown", which I confess, made me giggle. It's not, of course, and my own experiences doing this work have only made it clearer as social…

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Articles of Note, June 2017 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our (mostly) monthly frolic through the peer reviewed literature. Lots of stuff for our peds practitioners this go round. A few full-text options available, as well, so keep your eyes open for those.…

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This Forensic Nurses Week, Ask Yourself: How Do We Do Better?

This week, because it's Forensic Nurses Week, I'd like to talk about how we can keep getting better. First up: one way to generally improve our value to patients and the justice system simultaneously. There's a lot to really celebrate…

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Strive for Better Documentation

Because it's Forensic Nurses Week, we're focusing on ways to improve practice. Today, let's talk about documentation. Want to know my one wish for better medical-forensic documentation? Three words: review of systems (ROS). Seriously--hear me out on this. In order…

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Be Better: Implement a Quality Improvement Process

This Forensic Nurses Week, we're talking about ways to make our practices better. The last couple days have focused on individual performance. Today, let's talk about program performance... The expert at trial should never be the first person to review…

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SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction

OVC TTAC has a webinar coming up as part of their SANE Program Development and Operation Web Training Series, SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction. Not surprisingly, it's based on the document of essentially the same name. The session will…

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence

The CDC looked at the issue of homicides in adult women in last week's MMWR: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence--United States, 2003-2014. I don't think it requires any explanation, nor…

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Since Last We Spoke, 7-24-17

So we had a super lively discussion today with our friends over at DCFNE, which made for one of the better Mondays I've had in a while. Tomorrow it's off to Portland (OR) for some quality time with the Army…

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Updated Clinical Guide: ALS for Subclinical Bruising

Just an alert that the clinical guide that addresses alternate light source use and subclinical bruising has been updated with additional research. So here's your periodic reminder that ALS to identify subclinical bruising in strangulation patients does not have the evidence…

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Clinical Guide: Social Media Use for Forensic Clinicians

So I recently received a comment that my concern about forensic nurses' social media use is "overblown", which I confess, made me giggle. It's not, of course, and my own experiences doing this work have only made it clearer as social…

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