Archive: November2012

Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians

Self-Study STD Modules for Clinicians

When it comes to CE offerings, one of the most popular topics on this site is sexually transmitted diseases (what does this say about us as a discipline I wonder?). If you're looking for a little bit of a refresher,…

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Articles of Note, November 2012

Articles of Note, November 2012

Time once again for this month's Articles of Note, a review of some of what has caught my eye from the recently published peer-reviewed literature. Please keep in mind this is not exhaustive, just some of what I am currently…

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10 Things: Gift Guide for Your Team

10 Things: Gift Guide for Your Team

Time once again for our annual gift guide (you can see previous year's guides here, here, and here). I've tried to give a broad array of serious and fun, useful and much less so. Click through to see this year's recommendations.…

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Want To Help Someone? Shut Up and Listen!

Want To Help Someone? Shut Up and Listen!

This was recently posted on TED and I absolutely love it. You don't have to be an aid worker in a distant country to get the general lesson in this pointed and very funny talk by Ernesto Sirolli. It speaks…

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Nurses Shatter the Stereotype

Nurses Shatter the Stereotype

Thought you might enjoy this video from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which addresses much of what we do as forensic healthcare providers (and if I'm not mistaken, includes an IAFN board member, which is very cool).

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-26-12

Since Last We Spoke, 11-26-12

Taking time off leaves a good chunk of time for reading, especially on road trips. In my household, my partner likes to do the distance driving, which leaves me the job of reader. Once I have finished reading aloud the…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

For the first time in more than 20 years we have everyone under one roof for what is my family's most cherished holiday. Kids, spouses and grandkids are all at my folks' place for the week. We will only be…

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Managing Traumatic Genital Injury in Children

Managing Traumatic Genital Injury in Children

IAFN has a webinar coming up of particular interest to those of you who take care of kids: Straddle Injury vs. Sexual Abuse--Managing Traumatic Genital Injury in Children. The session will be held December 12th from 12-1:30 pm ET. Cost…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-19-12

Since Last We Spoke, 11-19-12

I am back in the CLE for the week of Thankgiving, with my daughter, partner, parents and my little brother and his family. Every free moment is being spent immersed in family, so I haven't been reading as much as…

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Have the Courage To Be Direct

Have the Courage To Be Direct

For your consideration: Anything that encourages more ethical communication is always a welcome resource. Let this piece from the Harvard Business Review blog network add to the conversation.

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Sexual Assault Pocket Tool

Sexual Assault Pocket Tool

In response to my posting about checklists last week, I received an email from Dr. Lynn Sheets about a sexual assault clinical resource she had co-authored, over on MedEdPortal. (click through for a full description). Not familiar with MedEdPortal? I had forgotten about…

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Domestic Violence Apps for Healthcare Providers

Domestic Violence Apps for Healthcare Providers

The Institute of Medicine and the Avon Foundation for Women announced the winners of their global challenge to create apps that would help prevent domestic violence. The 3rd and 4th place winners built apps specifically for healthcare providers, so I thought I…

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SAFE Payment Laws and Guidelines

SAFE Payment Laws and Guidelines

EVAWI, in partnership with AEquitas (my org), has published a map of SAFE Payment Laws and Guidelines. As described in the announcement: "Many professionals have questions about the laws in their own state or territory, pertaining to forensic compliance and…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-12-12

Since Last We Spoke, 11-12-12

After a very long (but very productive week) in Portland last week, I unplugged for the weekend (sort of). Mostly I just tried not to do work, instead enjoying being home after 5 days on the opposite coast. As much…

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It’s Forensic Nurses Week!

It’s Forensic Nurses Week!

A very happy forensic nurses week to all my friends and colleagues around the world. If you're still looking for ways to commemorate the week, check out some great ideas from IAFN. And, as the partner of a veteran (as…

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Beyond SANE: Expanding your Practice

Beyond SANE: Expanding your Practice

If you were in Puerto Rico last month, you may have heard Jennifer Pierce-Weeks' excellent session on expanding SANE practice. If not, you're in luck--she's repeating it via webinar for IAFN's next online offering. The session will be November 29th…

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Using Checklists to Prevent Failure

Using Checklists to Prevent Failure

This week while working with the Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force, I made mention of my appreciation for clinical prompts and checklists that ensure that we provide a consistent level of care to patients coming through our doors. I read…

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Addressing Long-Term Health Consequences of Strangulation

Addressing Long-Term Health Consequences of Strangulation

The National Strangulation Training Institute is offering a webinar, The Pandora Effect: Addressing Long-Term Health Consequences of Strangulation. The session will be held November 20th at 10am PST. Dr. Ellen Taliaferro will be the featured speaker. (UPDATE: ARCHIVED MATERIALS AVAILABLE…

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An Overview of Sexual Abuse in Prison

An Overview of Sexual Abuse in Prison

Just Detention International is hosting a webinar, Understanding the Issue: An Overview of Sexual Abuse in Prison. The session will be held November 14th from 11-12:30 PST. From the site: In this webinar from JDI, advocates will gain a better…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-5-12

Since Last We Spoke, 11-5-12

I'm spending the week in Portland, OR teaching and consulting with a fantastic group of folks, a gig I've been looking forward to for awhile. Here's hoping this week will be a drier and warmer one for our friends and…

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