It’s very early in Phoenix, AZ as I write this–I’m here to teach the IPV medical-forensic exam course for IHS (we have another one coming up in February if you’re interested), so it’s a packed week. I had my kiddo in town over the weekend for a friend’s son’s Bar Mitzvah and then I hopped a plane last night after putting her on one of her own (an occurrence that happens too often in my life). All this to say, I didn’t read much this weekend, but let me share what caught my attention since last we spoke. More next week, I promise.
Medscape has a new CME/CEU opportunity available that should be of interest to many of you: Guidelines Address Screening for Nonviral STIs in Teens. As with all Medscape offerings, the CEs are free, but (free) registration is required on the site to access any content.
“Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis screening guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend screening those at risk based on epidemiologic and clinical outcomes data. This American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement regarding these curable, nonviral STIs summarizes the evidence for nonviral STI screening in adolescents, discusses the value of screening, and offers recommendations for routine screening of adolescents for nonviral STIs.”
You can also check out the full-text policy statement from AAP here (PDF).
The National Academy of Sciences released their book, Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Healthcare Sector. This is based on the 2013 report of the same name, but is specific to clinicians. The download is available for free, but site registration is required.
Medscape has a newly published CE/CME opportunity, Violence in Elderly Patients with Dementia: Overlooked? From the CE description:
This article is intended for primary care clinicians, geriatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, nurses, and other clinicians caring for patients with dementia who may be at risk of committing homicide or suicide.
The goal of this activity is to provide medical news to primary care clinicians and other healthcare professionals in order to enhance patient care.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the risks for homicide and suicide in elderly patients, particularly those with dementia.
- Assess the clinical implications of the risks for homicide and suicide in elderly patients, particularly those with dementia.
Medscape is free to access, but registration and log-in is required.
The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse is hosting a webinar, Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider, May 14th, 12-1:30pm PT (for some reason the registration link says April 23rd, so hopefully they will get that fixed). Free CMEs are available (sadly, no CEUs for nurses). Click through for details: