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 of stuff. Although studying is not required of me by my hospital, or the university where I teach, or the organizations for whom I work (or my dad, who had a terrible time making me into a student), I spend a chunk of my day, every day, doing just that.
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 marketed as being interactive and includes 4 modules and what appears to be a boatload of resources (at least from the marketing material). You can view the course syllabus here.
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, 2008. What I hadn’t noticed before today, though, was that those tricksters at the CDC snuck a CE opportunity into the PDF version of the report that doesn’t reveal itself if you link directly to the html version.
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, identify physical and psychological disorders suggestive of abuse, and implement strategies to manage IBS patients with a history of abuse”.
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 requires both pre-and post-course evaluations, assuming you take the course for CE credit (you’re given a choice). The course lasts about 30 minutes plus questions and answers at the end.
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 policy change.
And if you were a music lover back in the day, the name behind the organization may be a bit familiar …
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 digital cameras for your program or just trying to figure out how to use the ones you have.
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 am taking the hint and getting it posted.
Thatsnotcool.com is a partnership between the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the Ad Council and the Office on Violence Against Women. Its goal is to raise awareness of teen digital dating abuse and features videos, stories, and an interesting section called Callout Cards.
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 present an OVC Web Forum discussion with Mitru Ciarlante and Candice Hopkins on best practices for safety planning for teen victims of dating violence.
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 of the session or pay $24.95 for a CD or $29.99 for an audio cassette (!) Each audio program qualifies for up to 2 Category 1 CME credits, 2 CE credits and 2 CNE contact hours for up to 3 years from the publication date.
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 an online tutorial for physicians and mid-level providers on providing culturally competent care. The course is free and offers up to 9 continuing education credits for the aforementioned professionals. (It’s unclear whether CEUs are also available to RNs who are not advanced practice–if you find out please let us know.)
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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 nonprofits that should be helpful. There are 5 parts and they range from outlining legal issues to raising money. Best of all, they’re free.
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 for members of ATA) and can be viewed at your leisure since it’s prerecorded.
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 Support Student Mental Health Needs, will highlight successful strategies for supporting mental health needs of these students and examine some of the trauma inherent in the immigrant and refugee experience.
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 has written and presented extensively on this topic (and has the accolades to back up his contributions to the field).
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, though. The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurological Surgery’s Center for Injury Research and Control has an archived webinar on this topic: The Role of the Injury Professional on the Child Death Review Team: Translating CDR Findings to Injury Prevention Policy and Practice.