Greetings from sunny Naples, FL, where I have been immersed in family for the weekend. A couple pieces of business for this Monday. First, congratulations to Deb O’Hay who is the winner of our latest giveaway! Deb, please contact me with your address so we can get your book to you. Second, although I have […]

Medscape has a free (very) concise overview on Drugs of Abuse for clinicians that’s worth perusing. It’s in no way comprehensive, but it is a good way to familiarize yourself with some of the newer drugs you may be seeing in your practice, such as Molly and bath salts. Medscape requires registration to access the […]

I had a comment by a reader recently regarding trauma-informed care and kids, in which she mentioned that trauma and trauma-informed care isn’t just limited to abuse and violence. Agreed, and in light of that comment, I figured I’d present a CE offering (for nurses) that looks at the issues in broader terms–this one from […]

Time for this month’s Articles of Note, where we give you some of the latest published research from the peer reviewed journals. As always this is not an exhaustive list, just some of the eye catching stuff. For those of you working with the elder population, this is an especially good month for you.

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate┬áhere. Clearly, I needed the weekend to recover, which is exactly what I did. Surrounded myself with loved ones (and my pup) and played down in Charlottesville with good friends. I held a few new […]

I am a bit late on getting an Articles of Note post up, but hopefully what I lack in timeliness I make up for in volume. There’s some really interesting research to be found in the current journals, so I encourage you to peruse the list and see what looks relevant to your practice. Not […]

Our next valued resource offered up by an FHO reader comes from our colleague Michelle Ortiz, who runs the SANE program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Here’s what Michelle tells me about a resource they developed, the bruise color bars:

Time once again for this month’s Articles of Note, a review of some of what has caught my eye from the recently published peer-reviewed literature. Please keep in mind this is not exhaustive, just some of what I am currently reading this month. You’ll note that there are several free full-text articles in this month’s […]

I receive a lot of questions about determining the age of bruises. Although the research has shown that determining the age of bruising by clinicians based on color provides consistently inaccurate results, with poor interrater reliability, I still find that some are loathe to turn their backs on this highly unreliable assessment technique. So I […]

For those of you not able to make the live presentation of The Science Base for Prevention of Injury and Violence, it is now available as a webcast on the CDC’s site. You can also download a print-friendly PDF of the slides.

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