Archive: November2015

Since Last We Spoke, 11-30-15

Since Last We Spoke, 11-30-15

Another Monday post, another weekend spent reading about a senseless mass shooting in this country. It's beyond appalling, and when it targets a women's health clinic it feels all the more personal. There's not much I can say that hasn't…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm in the 216 this week spending time with the girl-child, little brother and his family, and my folks, stealing myself (happily) for the food onslaught that is to come. Thanksgiving is my family's main holiday of the year, since…

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Gender-Based Violence, Health, and HIV

Gender-Based Violence, Health, and HIV

On World AIDS Day, Futures Without Violence is hosting a webinar, Gender-Based Violence, Health, and HIV. It will be held December 1st from 4 to 5: 30pm ET. Click through for all of the details: From the email announcement: Experiencing intimate…

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Since Last We Spoke 11-23-15

Did anyone else watch The Hunting Ground last night on CNN? I had my twitter feed open while we watched, which was at time horrifying (nothing brings out the worst in the twittersphere like the intersection of football and rape reports)…

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Articles of Note: November 2015 Edition

Articles of Note: November 2015 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, my walk through the recent peer-reviewed literature. While not exhaustive, it's an overview of the articles that have been published in the last 4-6 weeks that seem most relevant to my practice (the…

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Worthwhile Read: Elder Abuse in NEJM

Worthwhile Read: Elder Abuse in NEJM

The current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has a free full-text article on elder abuse that's worth reading and sharing with your team and colleagues in the ED, ICU, etc. Although obviously clinically focused it's one to…

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What Paramedics Need To Know About Strangulation

What Paramedics Need To Know About Strangulation

While strangulation offerings aren't new to FHO, ones geared toward paramedics certainly are. The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention has one coming up November 23rd at 1pm ET, though, so it's a great opportunity to share with colleagues in your communities.…

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Since Last we Spoke 11-16-15

Since Last we Spoke 11-16-15

I was stuck in DC rush hour traffic when the horror in Paris was becoming tragically clear to us here in the US. And it felt like some kind of terrible deja vu, because only hours earlier, as I picked my way…

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What Credentials Can I List After My Name?

What Credentials Can I List After My Name?

At least once a month I get a question about credentials and listing initials after one's name. It usually comes down to this: if I've taken a SANE course, can I use SANE (or sometimes FNE) after my name? And the short answer…

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Online Pediatric (and Adult) SANE Training

Online Pediatric (and Adult) SANE Training

I generally limit educational opportunities on FHO to free and low-cost offerings. This post isn't going to meet that criteria. However, enough of you regularly email me asking about SANE training opportunities--both adult and pediatric--that I am pleased to be…

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How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Patients Experiencing Domestic Violence

How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Patients Experiencing Domestic Violence

Futures Without Violence has an upcoming webinar that is a must for any of us (US-based folks) working with patients experiencing domestic violence. Open Enrollment:How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Patients Experiencing Domestic and Interpersonal Violence will be held November…

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Since Last We Spoke, Forensic Nurses Week 2015

Happy Forensic Nurses Week to all of us! It feels like a particularly busy one, what with multiple deadlines looming. I'd love to hear how folks are commemorating the week, though--especially if there are some creative celebrations in the works.…

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SART Playlist

SART Playlist

I was perusing my usual sites, and I noticed that over at SAFEta Kim posted the SART playlist on NSVRC's Youtube channel, which I thought I would also share over here. There's some good stuff on it, particularly if you're working out issues…

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Implementing Routine Intimate Partner Violence Screening in a Primary Care Setting

Implementing Routine Intimate Partner Violence Screening in a Primary Care Setting

The National LGBT Health Education Center has an upcoming webinar, Implementing Routine Intimate Partner Violence Screening in a Primary Care Setting. The session will be held November 19th at 1pm ET. Click through for details: From the site: Domestic violence…

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Fear of Public Speaking

Fear of Public Speaking

I wanted to close the loop on an issue that we discussed during the session Sasha and I did on public speaking in Orlando. I mentioned the excellent Mark Twain quote, "There are only two types of speakers in the world.…

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Since Last We Spoke 11-2-15

Since Last We Spoke 11-2-15

It was so fantastic to see all of you in Orlando. Thanks to all of the FHO readers who came and introduced themselves to me at the conference. It really is my favorite part. And welcome to all of the…

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