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Articles of Note: December 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed science. There's a lot to work through here, but that's a good thing, right? I have a ridiculously long reading list myself. So in the spirit…

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New Edition of SANE Education Guidelines Now Available

Not to be confused with the new SAMFE National Training Standards published by the Department of Justice, IAFN has just released the new edition of the SANE Education Guidelines. Keep in mind, these are two completely separate and distinct documents. If…

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Just Released: National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (2nd Edition)

I am thrilled this is now available, as I was fortunate to work on this project--the 2nd edition of the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (PDF) is now available. Published by OVW, it updates the original training standards,…

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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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Happy Holidays! (Signing Off for the Year)

This is the last post of the year, my friends. I'm signing off to finish up some work here in Italy and then go on to Reykjavik where I will meet Sasha for a spot of vacation before we meet…

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Articles of Note: December 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed science. There's a lot to work through here, but that's a good thing, right? I have a ridiculously long reading list myself. So in the spirit…

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Rape-Related Pregnancy and Reproductive Coercion

One of the featured articles in this month's Articles of Note will be from the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Rape-Related Pregnancy and Association With Reproductive Coercion in the U.S. (PDF). It's currently available free online,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12-10-18

I'm writing this from my parents' kitchen table as I sneak in a bit of family time before I head to Italy this week. I have bold plans for productivity before I strap into my long haul flight, but ultimately…

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myPlan App for IPV Safety Planning and Webinar

I'm curious if any FHO readers have used the myPlan app with patients as part of the safety planning process. I confess I had not heard about it (and I'm pretty surprised I hadn't), but Futures Without Violence has a…

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