Archive: February2009

Be a Student, Pt. I: Presentation Blogs

Be a Student, Pt. I: Presentation Blogs

If you know me, you know that I am a fairly curious individual, (which is a polite way of saying I'm nosy). I like to know things. I like to know about things. I am, you could say, a student…

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Ethics of Nursing Practice

Ethics of Nursing Practice

Learningtext.com is offering 4.8 CEUs for their self-paced online course on nursing ethics. Users have 3 weeks from the time of payment to complete the online program (cost is $29). The focus is on general nursing ethics across specialties. It's…

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Postexposure Interventions to  Prevent Infection in Persons Wounded During  Mass-Casualty Events

Postexposure Interventions to Prevent Infection in Persons Wounded During Mass-Casualty Events

Last summer Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Recommendations for Postexposure Interventions to Prevent Infection with Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and Tetanus in Persons Wounded During Bombings and Similar Mass-Casualty Events — United States,…

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IBS and Abuse in Women

IBS and Abuse in Women

ReachMD is offering a free CE program on the connection between irritable bowel syndrome and abuse in women. The objective for the program is to, "understand the association between IBS and abuse, effectively interview individuals with a history of abuse,…

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Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals offers a webinar on the effectiveness of emergency contraception.  Leading this webinar is Dr. James Trussel, Director of Population Research at Princeton University (you may be familiar already with their terrific website). This session…

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Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People

Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People

The National Academy of Sciences report on the prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders among young people is now available. A formal public briefing of the document will be held live and via webcast March 25th from 1-5 pm.…

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An FHO Extra: Witness

An FHO Extra: Witness

Have you been to Witness? Witness uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and…

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Weekend Video Tutorial: Basic Digital Photography

Weekend Video Tutorial: Basic Digital Photography

I have had a request for some photography information--in particular, some information about the basics in choosing and using a digital camera. So I have compiled some videos to provide a brief tutorial for those of you charged with purchasing…

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thatsnotcool.com

thatsnotcool.com

When I sent this link to my students last weekend, I had no idea I would see it bounce back to my own in-box from so many other sources. Many of you have forwarded this link to me, so I…

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Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence

On February 18, 2009, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in recognition of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week (February 2–6), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will…

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Competency and the Law

Competency and the Law

Dr. Philip Resnick is a well-known forensic psychiatrist (his CV lists some familiar cases) who teaches locally. Audio-Digest is offering a lecture by Dr. Resnick on Competency and the Law in several formats. For $19.95 you can download a podcast…

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Poll: What's  Missing?

Poll: What's Missing?

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Forensic Nursing and School Shooters

Forensic Nursing and School Shooters

Nurse.com is providing 1.5 CEUs for their online offering, Forensic Nursing and School Shooters. Co-authored by Dr. Ann Burgess, the course is $10 and is in the standard article-posttest format. Objectives include: Define personal-cause homicide. Describe characteristics of the four…

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Culturally Competent Care

Culturally Competent Care

PLEASE NOTE: THE LINKS IN THIS POST NO LONGER WORK. HOWEVER, THIS LINK WILL TAKE YOU TO THE SAME CONTENT, ALTHOUGH I CANNOT VOUCH FOR THE SITE. The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health has…

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New to this site?

New to this site?

Did you know that you can subscribe to this site by email? Rather than check back on a regular basis, you can register for email updates that will deliver new content to your in-box: It's easy, it's free, and your…

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Nonprofit Startup Organizations

Nonprofit Startup Organizations

Many of you have requested more information regarding starting up nonprofits (as people are examining ways to extract themselves from less than supportive or financially hamstrung hospital environments). The Foundation Center has a series of webinars on startup issues for…

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Using Telehealth for Disaster Preparedness & Response

Using Telehealth for Disaster Preparedness & Response

The American Telemedicine Association has made available Kentucky’s Use of Telehealth for Disaster Preparedness and Response: 9-11 Was Just the Beginning. This offering, in webinar format, is available for download from their online store. Cost is $30 (although it's free…

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Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Immigrant & Refugee Students

Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Immigrant & Refugee Students

The Center for Health and Healthcare in Schools, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are hosting a webinar February 24, 2009 at 2pm ET. The webinar, Helping Immigrant and Refugee Students Achieve School Success: Partnering with Families to…

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Medical Personnel and Torture

Medical Personnel and Torture

The University of California (Berkeley) has published a podcast from a talk given last week on the role of medical personnel in torture. The presentation, given by Dr. Vincent Iocopino, touches on legal, medical and human rights issues. Dr. Iocopino…

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Child Death Review

Child Death Review

Child Death Reviews (or Child Fatality Reviews as they're called in my neck of the woods) are happening in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Talking about child fatalities doesn't always mean putting lessons learned into practice,…

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