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Articles of Note, March 2017 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our (mostly) monthly walk through the peer-reviewed literature. As always, here are some of the notable new publications related to forensic healthcare. It was actually a somewhat scant offering this go-round, but what was…

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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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This Forensic Nurses Week, A Look Ahead

To wrap up Forensic Nurses Week, let's talk about what the future holds for the profession... We're at this point in our profession where we can really enumerate some incredible collective accomplishments, including multiple national protocols, a significant body of research,…

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Teen Dating Violence Research Webinar

I just got notice of this in my inbox this morning, so apologies for the late notice: OJP is hosting a webinar, Relationship Dynamics and their Contribution to Adolescent Relationships and Dating Violence. If this title looks familiar it's because…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-27-17

If you are playing along at home, this month I have been at Ft Drum, Ft Bragg, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and now Ft Sill, with a trip to San Antonio (not on post, but still for the Army), tossed in…

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Revictimization After Adolescent Dating Violence

There's an interesting new study looking at the rates of revictimization for adults who experienced teen dating violence. The study, Revictimization After Adolescent Dating Violence in a Matched, National Sample of Youth, found that "...heterosexual victims of teen dating violence…

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Sexually Transmitted Infections: Epidemiology in Indian Country (CE Opportunity)

Understanding the landscape of sexually transmitted infections in your community is a critical part of effectively caring for sexual assault patients. National treatment guidelines are well and good, but if the clinical picture is different where you are, then adapting…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3-20-17

Ok, stop me if you've heard this (from me) before (this month)--on the road this week at (fill in name of military installation here), time isn't my own, inconsistent posting possible, oh look, I was in several airports and had…

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