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Archive for April 2009

Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency

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HRSA has an online course available on addressing health literacy, cultural competency and limited English proficiency for clinicians. The course consists of 5 modules; CEUs/CMEs are available. All that’s available about the course is on the site page:

  • Improve your patient communication skills
  • Increase your awareness and knowledge of the three main factors that affect your communication with patients: health literacy, cultural competency and low English proficiency
  • Implement patient-centered communication practices that demonstrate cultural competency and appropriately address patients with limited health literacy and low English proficiency

Written by Jenifer

April 30, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Efficacy of Emergency Contraception

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The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals has an archived webinar on the efficacy of emergency contraception.  The webinar clocks in under 45 minutes and has 1.0 CMEs attached for physicians who complete pre- and post-tests. Access is free of charge and will be available through February 2010.

Written by Jenifer

April 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Domestic Violence in Later Life

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MNCAVA’s Global Violence Prevention site has  a couple case-based tutorials available. One of them focuses on domestic violence in later life. It’s recently updated and provides a nice overview of many of the issues that come up working with this specific patient population.

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Written by Jenifer

April 28, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Medical-Legal Documentation

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There aren’t that many offerings available on medical-legal documentation out there, so I was excited to come across this one from Contemporary Forums: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An Expert Witness’s View on How to Make or Break a Case with Medical-Legal Documentation. However, I cannot tell you the specific focus of this session: the speaker is a legal nurse consultant with expertise in elder care, but the site has this program listed under psychiatric-behavioral issues (if anyone does this one, please let us know!). If she addresses IPV, sexual assault, child abuse, etc., I don’t know.

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Written by Jenifer

April 27, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking

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The Ash Institute at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government is hosting a webinar, Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking: Collecting Data from Official Sources. The session will take place April 29th from 10am-12pm ET. It’s free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

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April 26, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

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This week at the sustainability site, we talk nursing practice, employee evaluation, collaboration and tech tools. And as a bonus, a couple woodland creatures stop by to see us:

I’m off to Peoria, IL next week for a SANE course. Postings will be a bit lighter, but still daily, barring any major acts of God.

Enjoy your weekend–it’s 80 degrees and sunny here in the CLE!

Written by Jenifer

April 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm

AN FHO Extra: SANE Course Supplemental Materials

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I’m heading to Illinois next week to teach a SANE course (adolescent/adult), and I was grumbling (to my dogs because they are always sympathetic) about schlepping my supplemental materials with me on a plane (do you have any idea how huge the binder is?). And I have been doing my very best to reduce the amount of paper I generate and streamline my approach in general, so printing things out or making copies sounded unappealing, as well. Then it dawned on me: I have a whole site at my disposal to warehouse these items.

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Written by Jenifer

April 24, 2009 at 11:05 am