The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is providing 1.0 CEUs for their offering: Violence Against Women: Identification, Screening and Management of Intimate Partner Violence. Of note is the fact that this one is co-authored by Dr. Jacqueline Campbell (creator of the frequently used Danger Assessment tool) and is well-resourced, with downloads that include the Abuse Assessment Screening Tool.
Just a reminder to those of you wanting to participate in the webinar on domestic violence and sexual assault in tribal communities January 22nd. You can read the full posting here for registration and participation details.
In honor of Stalking Awareness Month, one more post on the subject. Stalking: Real Fear, Real Crime is a fantastic collaboration between Lifetime Television, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and LMNO Productions. Although it was originally produced for law enforcement, I think it’s incredibly useful for healthcare providers and other disciplines, as well (I use it as part of several courses I teach). Total run time is 18 minutes and it’s free to access.
The issue of mandatory reporting for nurses is an interesting one and parameters for reporting are dependent upon the state in which you practice. Medscape is offering 1 CEU for completing this online offering, Dilemmas in Mandatory Reporting for Nurses. The article examines crime reporting (such as child abuse and domestic violence), as well as reporting of colleagues for misconduct or lapses in professionalism.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials has amassed a large archive of previously offered webinars. These are available for free and require only a minimal amount of registration information. It’s Tough Being a Teen: Prevention Strategies Addressing Leading Causes of Injury and Death is a 90 minute webcast featuring presentations from national, state and local public health professionals.
The Office of Victims of Crime is sponsoring a guest hosted web forum session on addressing technology and stalking. The forum will be January 21st at 2pm and no preregistration is required. From the OVC website: Join , Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center, and , Founder and Director of Safety Net: The National Safe & Strategic Technology Project, for a discussion on best practices for addressing technology and stalking.
Participants can submit questions ahead of time and view answers online in real time (although it requires repeatedly refreshing the page to see updated responses), or submit questions during the hour long session, which may or may not get answered during the period of the web forum session (but may still get answered within several days of the event). There is no fee to participate in this event.
The International Association of Forensic Nursing is offering 4.25 CEUs for their Topics in Forensic Nursing Practice webcast. This is a session originally held in Annapolis, MD July, 2008. By purchasing the session, participants will be able to access 3 tracks: Human Trafficking, Courtroom Testimony and Ethics in Forensic Nursing.
PESI Healthcare is offering a 1 hour webinar, Thursday, February 12th from 4:30-5:30 ET on Workplace Violence: Recognition and Response to Violence in Healthcare. Cost is $129 for unlimited participants at a single site plus $15/person to receive 1 nursing CE for the course (after completion of the post-test/evaluation).
ReachMD is an XM Satelite Radio channel geared toward medical professionals. They discuss a wide variety of topics on their show and have a website where much of the radio content is archived. This podcast is an interview by a primary care physician with Dr. Robert Hatcher (of Contraceptive Technology fame) about emergency contraception.
If you are providing emergency contraception to sexual assault patients, this is a great overview. It includes an interesting discusion about the controversy surrounding how emergency contraceptives work. The podcast also touches some on abortion and safety issues (at ~11 minute mark).
Access to the podcast is free, but does require registration with the website. Total run time: 13 minutes.
Physicians can receive 2.5 ACEP Category 1 credits for completing Blunt Trauma and Evaluation Management. Cost of the course is $25, and is structured as an online article and corresponding post-test. Content is advertised as being appropriate for nurses, as well, but at this time CEUs are not available.
E-leaRN Online is offering 3.6 CEUs for completion of it’s onine offering, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence: Recognition, Intervention and Prevention. This course meets the Kentucky state requirements for domestic violence continuing education (nurses from all states are eligible, however).
Format is online article followed by a test. Cost for the course is $25.
For those of you who have not yet heard, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Virtual Practicum is available from IAFN. The DVD itself is only $25; if you would like to purchase CEUs for it, as well (12.5 awarded at completion), the cost is $90 (price includes DVD). Because more than one user is able to complete the practicum on a single DVD, members of IAFN can buy CEUs alone; however they must contact the IAFN home office to do so (410-626-7805). CMEs are also available for physicians (12) through Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for an additional $60.
For those of you who teach sexual assault content, such as SANE-SART courses, this is also an excellent tool for supplementing lectures and adding additional content (such as survivors’ voices) into the offering.
On January 22nd the Family Justice Center Alliance presents a webinar on domestic violence and sexual assault in tribal communities. The session will feature Leslie Hagen, Senior Counsel for SMART, Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. (If you haven’t had the pleasure of working with or learning from Ms. Hagan, I cannot recommend her highly enough.) The webinar begins at 9AM Pacific Time and will last one hour. Registration is required and space is limited–click here to register. Participation requires both a phone line and internet connection–instructions for joining in will be provided once registration is completed.
The American Nurses Association is offering 1.67 CEUs for its offering, The Impact of Disasters on Nurse Responders. Members can purchase the credits for $15 (nonmembers pay $20). “This module is designed to discuss the impact of natural disasters on nurse responders/providers and to identify interventions to help them overcome any stress/anxiety symptoms they may experience.”
Wild Iris Medical Education is offering 3 Nursing CEUs for Psychiatric Emergencies: Caring for People in Crisis. “This course discusses psychiatric emergencies from the perspective of crisis intervention. It describes the assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation by clinicians of people in crisis with mood, anxiety, anger, substance use, and mental disorders.”
The format for this CE offering is article and post-test. Cost is $24.
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Dr. Laura Mosqueda, Director of Geriatrics and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, is a leader in the area of clinical identification and response to elder abuse. She is a frequent lecturer on the topic and I have personally been very impressed with both her presentations and publications (particularly her work on bruising in the elderly).
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers its members one category 1 ACEP CME for completing a quiz after reading the online article, Management of Taser Injuries. Upon completion of the article, the reader will be able to:
- Explain how the TASER works.
- Discuss the evaluation of patients who have been subjected to a TASER discharge.
- Describe the technique for TASER barb removal.
The CME offer appears to be limited to ACEP members, although the content itself is accessible to anyone who visits the site and is available in a printer-friendly format.