I’m in Chicago teaching today, and one of the topics we touched on briefly was evidence-based medicine. As we were talking I realized that it’s one of those terms we sling around quite freely, but my hunch is that many people aren’t particularly clear what it really means. Lucky for us many medical libraries have put together online tutorials on the subject. The Norris Medical Library at the University of Southern California has a good one: easy to use and concisely presented. It’s also well-linked, which, if you’re wonky like me, will send you over the moon. Best of all, it’s free and doesn’t even require registration to use.
Stephen Lewis, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, discusses social and economic vulnerability in women around the world in this podcast on HIV and sexual violence. “The stark lack of empowerment of women in many parts of the world indicates the need for men to help protect their gender counterparts from the scourge of HIV.” The Spread of HIV Through Sexual Violence Against Women, is approximately 13 minutes and can be accessed free of charge.
Like all ReachMD programming, it requires site registration, which can be done here.
PESI is offering a webinar this Friday (2/6/09), Combat Stress and Trauma in Returning War Veterans and Their Families. The “teleseminar” (I’m not clear what this means–I suspect audio, no visual) will be held from 2:30pm-4pm ET and costs $149. CEs are available for nurses (as well as counselors, psychologists and social workers).
Just a quick note to let people know I will be on the road the rest of the week, so posts may be a bit lighter than usual. I will return next Monday with the usual volume of posts.
Grant Station is offering 2 webinars on grant writing this month. February 18th, they will host a 90 minute webinar, Making Time to Write Grants. Then on February 19th, they are hosting a 2nd webinar, Grant Writing: Getting Off to a Good Start. Both webinars begin at 2pm ET and require registration a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Both webinars appear to be geared toward the novice grant writer (though I suspect everyone could benefit from the time management aspects of the 1st one, regardless of experience). Cost is $89 a person per webinar. You can call 1-877-784-7268 for questions.
Because my last post on the Choking Game was one of the most visited posts yet, I have added a second post on the subject. This is a video made by the folks at GASP. It’s less than 15 minutes and was created for teens and educators (I assume). However, I think there’s great information for us, as well, including a heartbreaking 911 tape that starts it off.
Have you been to SlideShare? Perhaps you should check it out…
The University of Louisville offers an online domestic violence course for physicians and nurses. Featuring Dr. William Smock, with whom many of you are familiar, the course consists of two videos and accompanying handouts. Participants can then opt to pay $25 to take the online test to receive CE credits. Total time to complete the course is estimated at approximately 3 hours.
In the course I’m teaching this semester, we’ve been talking about vulnerability. Impossible to have that discussion and not talk about teens. The following webcast is an interesting panel discussion sponsored by The Dana Foundation and Syracuse University. Entitled The Teen Brain, it’s part of their Speaking of Science Series.
Spending the night at the hospital seeing patients gives me a lot of time to think, and plenty of time to surf. In the course of putting some information together for a teaching project, I stumbled across a little hidden gem on the CDC website: STI Picture Cards. I know I often get requests from people looking for photos to use for teaching purposes; here the CDC provides 19 images meant for use by educators. For those of you teaching this content as part of a SANE course, here’s a way to integrate some new images into your slide presentations. Or use them as a tool for some staff continuing education.
Also from the CDC website this morning:
It’s called the “choking game,” but it’s no game, and there are no winners. Some kids are choking themselves or each other, by hand or with some form of noose. The intent is to get a high, caused by a temporary lack of oxygen to the brain. Tragically, this so-called ‘game’ sometimes goes too far and results in death. In this broadcast, Dr. Robin Toblin discusses this latest activity and steps that can be taken to bring an end to this deadly game.