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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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Better Presentations

I am regularly asked about tips for putting together better (read: engaging) presentations. IAFN is just around the corner, and many of you are undoubtedly thinking about the talks you will be giving, so I was especially happy to run across…

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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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Since Last We Spoke, 7-16-18

I'm headed to Houston for a few days and then off to Germany for the better part of a week, so I will keep this brief. Lots going on in the world, honestly, it's hard to keep track of it…

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Case File Review

The folks over at SVJI's Rural Realities project have a new blog post on case file review that has a good chart differentiating review models that SARTs might find helpful. For those of you looking for more in-depth info, SVJI also…

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What’s Your Agenda? How to Craft Meaningful Agendas

I'm pretty sure everyone knows meetings are the worst. I am not a fan--I find them more often than not to be a colossal waste of time. Most meeting items could be accomplished in a few well-crafted emails or phone calls;…

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