Archive: May2009

Guide: Literature Searches

Guide: Literature Searches

I was asked to do a post on literature searches, and since I'm always harping on the importance of keeping up with the science, I think it's a good idea. There are many ways to access current literature, so I'll…

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog (& from SANE-SART)

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog (& from SANE-SART)

It's been a fantastic week here in Seattle. If you saw me, though, it probably wasn't while I was sitting down--so busy out here! As with many conferences I attend, much of the highlights happened behind the scenes and after…

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Management of Domestic Violence

Management of Domestic Violence

Physicians: The Virtual Lecture Hall has the mother of all online DV continuing education courses: Current Management of Domestic Violence--Responding to IPV. For $20 a credit, you can earn up to 16 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits (or up to 16…

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Online Predators

Online Predators

A couple highlights from day 1 of the SANE-SART meeting: John Clune's stellar talk on high profile media cases; Tara Henry and Andre Rosay's research on unconscious victims (PDF) (I only got to stay for half--such good stuff, though); and…

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Protecting Your Online Presence, Pt. II

Protecting Your Online Presence, Pt. II

Yesterday we talked about Facebook and privacy settings. Today, I want to mention a few other sites people may want to think about as more and more of our lives ends up in the public domain. Being proactive about managing…

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Protecting Your Online Presence, Pt. I

Protecting Your Online Presence, Pt. I

Many of us in this profession spend time in court and are used to the challenges of expert testimony. But as people have more and more of a presence online, careless posts, profiles and pics (alliteration! at 5:30 AM!) are…

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Cause of Death

Cause of Death

The National Association of Medical Examiners has 5 cause of death tutorials on their web site. They were published in 2005, so not being a death investigator myself, I'm not sure if there is more current info available on the…

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An FHO Extra: Medical Algorithms

An FHO Extra: Medical Algorithms

It's always when you're looking for something else entirely that you stumble on to the most fascinating things. Take for instance, Medical Algorithms (www.medal.org), a humble-looking site that is a treasure trove of "Scales, Tools, Assessments, Scoring Systems, and other…

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Next week I will be posting from Seattle where the SANE-SART Conference will be taking place. If you're going to be there, please stop and say hello. You'll find me at the NSVRC table in the exhibit hall from time…

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EMTALA

EMTALA

Lippincott, in conjunction with the Journal of Nursing Administration: Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation, has an online CE offering on the basics of EMTALA, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. This is an issue near and dear to…

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Telemedicine Guidance

Telemedicine Guidance

In chatting with people this week at EVAW, one of the issues that came up several times was the use of telemedicine (or telehealth as some people label it) to enhance forensic clinical practice. Many programs are contemplating using this…

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Bruising in the Elderly

Bruising in the Elderly

From the Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect:  Bruising in Older Adults--Accidental and Inflicted (LINK HAS BEEN FIXED). This podcast reviews two studies about bruising in the elderly and discusses the all important issue of using color to…

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Childhood Bullying

Childhood Bullying

Medscape has a new CE offering, Bullied Kids More Likely to Become Psychotic Preteens. It's in your standard article-posttest format. 0.25 credits are available for both physicians and nurses. The article is based on a published study in the current…

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Ethics in Victim Services

Ethics in Victim Services

OVC TTAC has just released an online curriculum, Ethics in Victim Services. It's a "training designed to explore common ethical conflicts and how to apply ethical standards and decisionmaking to resolve them. Use this download center to gather all the…

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Prostitution, Pt. 1

Prostitution, Pt. 1

Prostituted women and children present with some significant healthcare challenges for clinicians. Sexually transmitted infections and traumatic injuries are just a couple of the issues.  At only a few of the conferences I attend does this subject come up; at…

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Funding Alert

Funding Alert

The newest funding alert (PDF) is available at VAWNet, for those of you interested in such things. In this round: •    OVW Recovery Act Technical Assistance Program •    OJJDP FY 09 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Discretionary Program Training and Technical…

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New Discussion Forums @ TrainingForums.org

New Discussion Forums @ TrainingForums.org

TrainingForums.org, a project of Witness Justice, is introducing 3 new discussion forums rolling out this month: Helping Culturally Diverse Victims of Interpersonal Violence: Avoiding Stereotypes & Meetings Needs, hosted by Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD (launching 5/14) Technological Safety for Domestic…

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Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

One of my favorite colleagues is the subject of this week's Friday Q&A. You'll definitely want to check out her responses to our questionnaire over at the Sustainability site. Additionally, a few other good topics this week: A comprehensive fundraising…

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Elder Abuse & Neglect

Elder Abuse & Neglect

USC Ageworks has an online tutorial on elder abuse and neglect. It's a free course and may provide 2.5 CMEs for physicians (sorry, no nursing CEs available), but you'd need to check to see if that's still an option (the…

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Inbox: Sexting, Pt. II

Inbox: Sexting, Pt. II

Looking through my inbox this morning, what do I find but an email alert from Medscape Emergency Medicine with a new article on sexting. This article has a decidedly healthcare bent to it, so I'm including it here. Sadly, there…

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