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Articles of Note: July 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Noite, our monthly romp through the new peer-reviewed literature. As usual, it's not exhaustive--just the articles that have caught my attention and feel relevant to our practice. It feels like there's a lot of…

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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: August 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our mostly monthly romp through the peer-reviewed research. As always, this is not an exhaustive list; simply what has caught my attention upon reviewing what's new and noteworthy--and relevant to practice. All…

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The National TeleNursing Center: Transforming Care for Sexual Assault Patients, Providers and Communities

IAFN has a webinar coming up, The National TeleNursing Center: Transforming Care for Sexual Assault Patients, Providers, and Communities. The session will be held September 5th at 1pm ET. It's free for IAFN members and includes 1.5 CEUs ($35 non-members).  From…

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Handling Strangulation Cases at the Front Lines

The Strangulation Prevention Institute has a webinar coming up with Drs. Ralph Riviello and Jacquelyn Campbell, Handling Strangulation Cases at the Front Lines (Part I). The session will be held August 28th at 10am PT. Note: this is a two-hour…

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Since Last We Spoke, 8-13-18

Home this week, with my father-in-law visiting, before I head to Camp Pendleton Saturday. Amazing how much you can pack into a week at home, especially during the summer. It felt like we never quit this weekend, although we took…

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The Tale (A True Story of Child Sexual Abuse)

Did you see the HBO film, The Tale? I haven't, but I was fascinated by this Fresh Air interview with the filmmaker, Jennifer Fox. It's a pretty thorough examination of many facets of child sexual abuse (for a radio interview),…

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