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Articles of Note: November 2019 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. Plenty to read, plenty to consider this month (as always). Links lead to PubMed abstracts--please don't stop there. Sift through the abstracts to decide what's worth…

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Applying the Strangulation Research To Expert Testimony

It's here, folks: Applying the Strangulation Research to Expert Testimony is now available for purchase in the store. A couple of things I'd like to mention--first of all it's more expensive than the previous ones ($9.99) because it's almost three…

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Updated Clinical Guide: Toluidine Blue Dye

Our 2nd update for the week is now available: the updated clinical guide on the use of toluidine blue dye in the examination of sexual assault patients. New research articles, new books, and links to the National Protocols all can…

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Updated Clinical Guide: Social Media Use for Forensic Clinicians

In our course last week we naturally discussed social media use (as we do), and it made me realize that it is high time I went through the clinical guides and gave them all a facelift. So one by one,…

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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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Building an Effective Intimate Partner Violence Examiner Program

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Program has an upcoming webinar: Building an Effective Intimate Partner Violence Examiner Program. The session will be held January 27th at 1pm ET. As with all of their offerings, it will be archived and CEs will…

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Best Practice Guidelines for Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, and Intimate Partner Violence (& a Short Rant)

I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago when it showed up in my inbox and then it got buried, so I am a bit late in getting this up. The American College of Surgeons recently published its…

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Prevention Beyond the Binary: From Inclusive Language to Inclusive Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention for LGBTQ+ Communities

PreventConnect has an excellent webinar coming up, in part because the presenter lineup is stellar--Prevention Beyond the Binary: From Inclusive Language to Inclusive Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention for LGBTQ+ Communities. The session will be held December 17th from…

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2019 FHO Gift Guide

I try and publish a gift guide because our team members deserve to be celebrated. There's not a lot that's celebratory in the work we do, but one thing we learned in the National SANE Sustainability project was that recognition…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-25-19

It's Thanksgiving Week here in the US, and I will be taking most of it off to spend quality time with my people. A continued case next week means no travel on the backend, so I am coming off the…

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