Archive: October2013

Zombie Pandemic

Zombie Pandemic

What better day to remind folks of this hilarious CDC resource than Halloween? Don't miss their comic book, Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic (PDF) and the other components of the Zombie blog to get a refresher on disaster preparedness. Happy Halloween!

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Worthwhile Read: Sexual Assault Training in Emergency Medicine Residencies

Worthwhile Read: Sexual Assault Training in Emergency Medicine Residencies

One of the conversations I had with a physician in Anaheim last week was the issue of reconciling the presence of SANE programs with the need to get EM residents trained in case they end up at a hospital without…

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Sex Crimes on Campus

Sex Crimes on Campus

I tweeted a link to this yesterday, but it bears a fuller write-up here: Al Jazeera America's flagship show, America Tonight is hosting a live town hall program on campus sexual violence at 9pm ET on Friday, November 1st. It…

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Since Last We Spoke, 10/28/13

Since Last We Spoke, 10/28/13

So Anaheim was a fabulous, if somewhat manic busy week. It's always fun to teach with my partner; it's always fun spending time with people I talk to regularly, but rarely see; and it's particularly fun meeting new folks (and…

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Courtroom Testimony in Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Cases

Courtroom Testimony in Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Cases

I've had a lot of questions this week about availability of testimony training for people who were unable to attend the conference, and I have been directing folks to the upcoming webinar, Courtroom Testimony in Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Cases. The…

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Impact of Family Violence on Military Families

Impact of Family Violence on Military Families

The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse is hosting a webinar, The Impact of Family Violence on Military Families. The session will be held November 14th from 10-11:30 PT. CMEs are available for docs; sadly none available for nurses.…

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Lethality, Firearms, and Domestic Violence

Lethality, Firearms, and Domestic Violence

Blog Talk Radio hosted a live discussion on lethality, firearms and domestic violence, which is available in an archived version. Additionally there is a Storified overview (via VAWnet) of the accompanying Twitter chat that you can also check out here.…

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#4N6RN

#4N6RN

Will be live tweeting (when I am able) from Anaheim. I hope to be one of many. Follow the conference at #4N6RN.

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Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice

Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice

Next week is the annual IAFN conference, and it's always one of the highlights of my year. It's the only time I get to see so many of my people in one spot. This year will be more than hectic--I'm…

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Pathology of Asphyxial Death

Pathology of Asphyxial Death

A reader sent me a question asking if I had anything concise and, more importantly, free on asphyxia versus the narrower topic of strangulation. Turns out I do. Medscape published an article on this very subject: Pathology of Asphyxial Death.…

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The Art of Listening: Social Media for Non-Profits

The Art of Listening: Social Media for Non-Profits

I spend a lot of time nagging talking about using social media professionally. It's a tool I truly believe is invaluable. Both small- and large-scale programs can benefit from using social media to stay connected, heighten awareness and educate colleagues…

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Since Last We Spoke (+ Our Giveaway Winner)

Since Last We Spoke (+ Our Giveaway Winner)

Greetings from sunny Naples, FL, where I have been immersed in family for the weekend. A couple pieces of business for this Monday. First, congratulations to Deb O'Hay who is the winner of our latest giveaway! Deb, please contact me…

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Foreign Bodies: Common and Curious Findings

Foreign Bodies: Common and Curious Findings

I've had a pretty terrific week in Colorado, but it's been an exhausting one. Made all the better by virtue of the fact that I am waiting to board my 1am flight back east for a family celebration at my…

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Practical Approaches with Patients Exposed to Multiple Types of Violence

Practical Approaches with Patients Exposed to Multiple Types of Violence

{Don’t forget to enter our current book giveaway!} The American Academy of Pediatrics' Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence is hosting a webinar, Practical Approaches with Patients Exposed to Multiple Types of Violence. The session will be held…

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Role of Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships in the Intergenerational Continuity of Child Maltreatment

Role of Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships in the Intergenerational Continuity of Child Maltreatment

{Don't forget to enter our current book giveaway!} The Journal of Adolescent Health has a special issue out: Examining the Role of Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships in the Intergenerational Continuity of Child Maltreatment. The entire issues appears to be available…

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New Giveaway: Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED.STM Learning has a copy of their clinical text, Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault, to give away to one FHO reader. All you have to do to be eligible to…

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Worthwhile Read: Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?

Worthwhile Read: Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?

Open access scientific journals have been a boon for many of us-- when you have no regular access to a medical library, getting articles for free is particularly lovely. However, Science magazine just published a new article, Who's Afraid of…

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Articles of Note: September/October 2013

Articles of Note: September/October 2013

Let me just preface this by saying that my beloved PubMed has essentially been furloughed with this shutdown, so it has a sad little message when you visit it right now--"PubMed is open, however it is being maintained with minimal…

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Management of Sexual Expression in Long Term Care

Management of Sexual Expression in Long Term Care

Medscape has a pretty interesting article based on recent research published in Gerontologist: Management of Sexual Expression in Long Term Care. We don't get a lot of articles focused on sexuality in older adults, so it's nice to see new…

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October is #DVAM2013

October is #DVAM2013

It's that time of year again: in the midst of the US government shutdown, let's not forget it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There are a variety of events going on, and your local programs and coalitions should have listings…

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