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Articles of Note: September 2018 Edition

I had planned to post this yesterday, but I seem to have a gremlin in my Adobe Pro software right now, so apologies for the delay. I'm finally back in DC for a couple days before I head cross country 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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Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit: 2018 Edition

NSVRC has just published the 2018 edition of the SART Toolkit, and while I haven't had a chance to peruse it in its entirety, what I have seen looks great. There's a lot of content for your healthcare team and…

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Experts

Something to consider when it comes to evaluating experts: One can be an expert in treating the injuries caused by a mechanism of injury... ...and not necessarily be an expert in the mechanism of injury itself. We probably don't talk…

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Articles of Note: September 2018 Edition

I had planned to post this yesterday, but I seem to have a gremlin in my Adobe Pro software right now, so apologies for the delay. I'm finally back in DC for a couple days before I head cross country to…

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Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a two-part webinar series coming up next month, Working Effectively with Muslim Youth and Their Families. Part one will be held October 11th at 1pm CT; part two will be held October 25th at at…

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Since Last We Spoke, Rosh Hashanah Edition

Heading to Orlando tomorrow to teach with the Army, and like many of you, I'll be keeping an eye on Florence (because like many of you we are in her projected path at this point--re-upped on a few hurricane supplies yesterday just…

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