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Articles of Note: October 2019 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. There is *a lot* of choice material to sort through this month, so I hope you will spend some quality time with the…

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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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Articles of Note: October 2019 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. There is *a lot* of choice material to sort through this month, so I hope you will spend some quality time with the…

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2018 STD Surveillance Report

(1st week of Journal Club is live, so feel free to jump in; we'll pose new questions each Tuesday.) The CDC just released its 2018 STD Surveillance Report and it is grim. They're reporting increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10-7-19

[There’s still time to join us for our first Journal Club–get all the details here.] I am happily at home and looking forward to what should be a great week here at FHO headquarters. We will kick off Journal Club tomorrow…

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Domestic Violence High-Risk Teams

[There’s still time to join us for our first Journal Club–get all the details here.] OVC TTAC is hosting an Expert Q&A on October 16th focusing on domestic violence high-risk teams. The session will be held from 2-3:15pm ET. From the…

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WHO Guidelines for the Health Sector Response to Child Maltreatment

[There's still time to join us for our first Journal Club--get all the details here.] WHO has a new guideline for the health sector response to child maltreatment. From the site: Every year up to 1 billion children experience physical,…

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