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Articles of Note: February 2019 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly waltz through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. I have to tell you, it's a pretty glorious selection this month. Links lead to PubMed abstracts except where indicated. Thinking about having…

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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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Relationship Dynamics And Teen Dating Violence

A newly published research brief from NIJ: Relationship Dynamics And Teen Dating Violence (PDF). It addresses the following research questions: Which relationship dynamics increase the risk for TDV or protect against abuse?How does the experience of TDV in one relationship…

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Inquiry and Response to Recent and Past Trauma in Adult Health Care

A newly published article (hooray for Open Access) that's worth your attention (do mind, it's currently in press)--From Treatment to Healing: Inquiry and Response to Recent and Past Trauma in Adult Health Care. With as much conversation as we have…

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Transportation Options for Improving Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams

EVAWI's Kris Rose and Kim Day from IAFN will be hosting a webinar, Thinking Outside the Kit: Transportation Options for Improving Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams. The session will be held March 7th at 1pm ET. From the…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-18-19

The girlchild was in town this weekend, so there was a lot of parenting time, and less hanging out and surfing. We entertained at the house, Sasha baked, and we ate, and we just generally enjoyed having the kid home.…

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Since Parkland

Today marks one year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This past summer, 200 teen journalists began the work of telling the stories of youth gun deaths in the US--spanning the year between the day of the…

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