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Articles of Note: June 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. I found it to be a particularly fruitful review--there was a lot I bookmarked to read, much for upcoming work I have. Pay attention to…

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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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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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Articles of Note: June 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. I found it to be a particularly fruitful review--there was a lot I bookmarked to read, much for upcoming work I have. Pay attention to…

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The SART Toolkit Update Webinar

NSVRC and IAFN are co-hosting a webinar on the newly updated SART toolkit, to be released in August. The session will be held July 12th at 2pm ET. From the announcement: The collaborative team approach to sexual assault is a…

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2019 ICD-10-CM Codes for Human Trafficking

Perhaps with all of the horror swirling about in the news, you missed this information: the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC added new codes for patients experiencing sexual and labor trafficking to be used beginning October 1st,…

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Since Last We Spoke, Crisis Edition

Friends, it seems like everything I'm reading right now is about the crisis at our borders. And not the garbage, build-a-wall crisis that the president would like us to focus on, but the real crisis of children and parents being…

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Human Trafficking and Toxicology

IAFN is hosting an upcoming webinar, Human Trafficking and Toxicology. The session will be held July 10th at 2pm ET. It is limited to 200 people, but will be archived (f0r IAFN members)--if you want to attend the live session…

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