It was quite the festive weekend for us, as you might imagine. And although the weather wasn’t wholly conducive to the mood, yesterday was cool and sunny and perfect for celebrating with family and friends. I couldn’t keep myself off the Interwebs, though, what with all of the coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision and the resulting reactions from around the globe. Many lovely notes from so many of you, too, so thanks for that. It wasn’t all marriage equality in my feed (although there was quite a bit). Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
I noticed over the past week that there’s a lot of search traffic on the site related to the topic of fee schedules, coinciding with a lot of personal email traffic on this same topic, and a lot of page views of the Court Testimony Clinical Guide. So I thought I’d direct folks to last year’s Creating a Fee Schedule for Expert Consultation and Testimony post and just make it easy for everyone, since that appears to be what people are looking for. Cheers.
There has already been a lot written, posted and tweeted about today’s historic ruling by the US Supreme Court. Nothing has delighted me so much as this, tweeted by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President. How do you not love that man?
It wasn’t my intention that this week’s posts would all end up being reading posts, but so far that’s just how it’s unfolding. I ran across this blog post during a bit of insomnia, however, and couldn’t stop thinking about how perfect it was.
The Washington Post had a brief piece yesterday by Dr. Jim Hopper on the neurobiology of trauma. It would be a great article to share with your SART or members of your emergency department staff for discussion at an inservice training.
So, surge protectors–they’re a good idea. Because if you don’t have them, then when a giant storm rolls through your neighborhood, the one set of devices in your household not plugged into them (read: modem and router) end up frying and you are left with an expensive replacement tab and no internet for most of the weekend. Lesson learned. Obviously I was unplugged for a great deal of the weekend and not by choice. When I was finally back online most of what I was reading either had to do with last week’s evil in Charleston or the SCOTUS decision my household is eagerly awaiting. Here’s a sample of what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:
I’ll be teaching an upcoming webinar with Sasha Rutizer–Legal Challenges to Medical Testimony: Hearsay, Daubert and Other Critical Pretrial Motions. This session will be hosted by OJJDP, in conjunction with the National District Attorneys Association on July 20th from 2-3:30pm ET. Click through for details:
For those of you working on and with colleges and universities in the US, VAWA amendments to the Clery Act go into effect July 1st. The Clery Center is hosting a webinar to review those amendments on July 7th at 2pm ET (you can also check out an infographic of the changes here [PDF]). Click through for details:
A huge feeling of accomplishment following last week’s course in San Antonio. Now it’s back in the office to follow up on the odds and ends that come with seeing a course taught through for the 1st time, plus I need to play catch up on the accumulation of stuff from essentially 2 weeks out of office, and keep working on the Next Big Thing (oy). It was our first weekend at home with kid for the summer, though (best weekend of the year), so I was pretty well unplugged for most of it. Still, there were a few things that caught my eye (hello, front page of the Sunday WaPo), so here’s what I was checking out since last we spoke:
The July Tribal Forensic Healthcare webinar will be on the Neurobiology of Trauma, with featured speaker Dr. Rebecca Campbell. The session will be held July 28th from 3-4:30pm, and as with all webinars for this project, CEs will be available. If you can’t attend, it’ll be archived for later viewing.
Now available: 2015 CDC STD Guidelines. There are approximately 9 areas of significant change throughout, including management of patients who are transgender. The full PDF can be downloaded, as can the wall chart and the pocket guide. Now’s a good time to schedule a CE session for one of your next staff meetings…
Not much of a weekend on my end of things, I have to tell you. The flight back from Minneapolis put me home with just enough time to get really sick (!), unpack, do laundry, re-pack, and head to San Antonio where we’re teaching a new curriculum this week. The days will be long, so I will attempt to post regularly, but forgive me for lapses, we’ll be taking things day by day. One thing about being sick is that is absolutely messes with my ability to sleep, so plenty of time to surf. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
As this goes live on the site, I will be on my way to Minneapolis to spend some quality time with my favorite JAGs. It’ll be a pretty packed teaching agenda, so I wanted to make sure to leave you with an interesting podcast, this one from NPR’s On Point. I didn’t have the chance to hear all of it, but I frequently enjoy this show, and I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts.
I’ve been very, very remiss in getting this post up. My apologies, but now, once again, it’s time for Articles of Note–what’s new and noteworthy in the peer-reviewed literature. Remember this isn’t exhaustive, just what’s caught my eye as I’ve perused the journals as of late. Click through for the Word doc (with the active hyperlinks) and the PDF, good for printing and distributing at team meetings. Just remember–attribution, please. A lot of hard work goes into these compilations.
Need an interesting read? Medscape has an article worth some time: Ethical Issues in the Disruptive Behaviors of Incivility, Bullying and Horizontal/Lateral Violence. It actually comes via Urologic Nursing (which is a first for this site), but I assure you it’s relevant across the board. I do love a good ethics article, especially where bad behavior is concerned. Sadly no CEs attached, but an interesting read nonetheless.
This has been a pretty fantastic weekend–I’m back in the CLE with my family, celebrating my birthday, which is today, and also the girlchild’s 8th grade graduation, also today. She is getting her school’s leadership award, for which we are all terribly proud, and there has been a great deal of merry-making all the way around. I’m feeling profoundly grateful (and tired). Before I head home (and then get back on the road for the next two weeks), here’s a little of what has caught my eye since last we spoke: