Archive for March 2009
I’m a bit late to this story, but last week a federal court judge ordered the FDA to make Plan B available to 17 year olds without a prescription within the next 30 days and consider making it OTC for younger girls, as well. The judge essentially ruled that the FDA had acted in bad faith and in response to political pressure. You can read the story here, here, or here. Or listen to it here.
(Hat tip to FVPF)
The Institute for Family Violence Studies at the Florida State University College of Social Work put together an online tutorial on DV and child victimization. The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Victimization: Understanding the Issues, Developing a Coordinated Community Response was created for domestic violence advocates and their communities, so although it isn’t healthcare specific, there’s a good amount of relevant information here.
- A webinar on Storytelling and Social Media
- Fieldstone Alliance‘s resources for opportunities in lean times, including current information on the economic stimulus funds
- A great discussion on recruiting new SANEs (and actually getting them onto your roster)
- Exploring the concept of storybanking and how it can help you garner support for your program
Next week I’ll be back in the CLE, posting regularly. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
The Center for American Nurses is offering a 4 part webinar series on emerging legal issues in nursing, beginning with part 1, Emerging Issues in Electronic Health Records for Nurses, Wednesday, April 15th. The webinar begins at 7pm ET and runs 75 minutes. CEs are available for nurses; each webinar will net you 1.25.
I’ve been wanting to start publishing guides on this site for some time, and just haven’t gotten around to doing it until now. Because there’s so much content on this site (and still more out there in the interwebs) I figured it might be useful periodically to provide a post that gives you some ideas of how to use the content more broadly than just individual professional enrichment.
The Family Justice Center Alliance is hosting a webinar on the history and future of the Family Justice Center movement. It’s being held April 2nd from 9-10 AM Pacific Time. Casey Gwinn, JD (PDF) will be the featured presenter. Preregistration is required and space is limited. You can go here to register.
Here’s a really interesting multimedia site on financial expoitation of the elderly: from Dallasnews.com, Mary Ellen’s Will: The Battle for 4949 Swiss. The site provides the viewer with the story of Mary Ellen Bendtsen and includes case details, transcripts from interviews and video footage. Pay special attention to notes in the right hand column of each section–they will guide you to resources and information related to financial exploitation and other issues discussed in the story. Even the viewer feedback is fascinating on this site…
Have you visited DermAtlas? Fully searchable with photos galore…and a differential tool, to boot. Man, I love derm. Add that to your list of weird bits you know about me.
To make things easier for those of you going between the two blogs, I’m going to provide a weekly wrap-up of what’s over at the other site so I don’t end up drowning you with sustainability materials if that’s not your thing (and for many of my readers, I know it’s not). It was our inaugural week; thanks to all of you who made it such a great one.
(I promise next week we’ll get back to business as usual, and not have so many announcement-y posts.)
Photo by Photobobil
This weekend I’m off to my beloved mountain house, where I will allegedly be on vacation for a week. Allegedly, because we all know full-well that I will still be working, just from the Mountain Time Zone. However, I won’t be posting as much content next week, so please accept my apologies in advance. I will be posting a few guides while I’m gone, so check back for those. The 1st one up will be using content from this site for staff updates. Stay tuned!
I have found that while people are pretty interested in the topic of emergency contraception, there’s not a lot of understanding about how it does (or doesn’t work). In fact, I continue to be surprised at how many SANE/SAFE trainings out there don’t really cover much about EC beyond the type of meds and doses to give. So I was happy to run across Contraception Online’s downloadable slides on the topic.