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Archive for June 2009

Pediatric Burns

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has a streaming Grand Rounds webcast available: Burns in Pediatrics–Abuse, Accident or Outlier? It’s available free of charge, but requires registration with the site. Unfortunately, this one is also CMEs only, but is certainly relevant for clinicians across the board. (I’m working on finding some new relevant nursing CEs, but there are a lot less of those, sorry.)

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Written by Jenifer

June 30, 2009 at 9:36 am

Suicide in the Elderly

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Medscape has a short CME offering on suicide in the geriatric population: Sedatives & Hypnotics May Increase Risk for Suicide in Elderly Patients. 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ available (Family Physicians – maximum of 0.25 AAFP Prescribed credit(s)). This is a standard article-posttest format, based on a study published this month in BMC Geriatrics.

Written by Jenifer

June 30, 2009 at 12:09 am

Caring for Pediatric/Adolescent LGBT Patients

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The Children’s Hospital of Denver has an archived grand rounds presentation on caring for LGBT patients and their families in pediatric and adolescent medicine that was initially presented last November. It’s a 40 minute video with Powerpoint slides, and I particularly like that it’s focused on peds, since that subset of this specialized patient population is even less well represented in the online continuing education offerings.

Sadly, they don’t provide CEs for video archives, so no love there.

Written by Jenifer

June 29, 2009 at 6:55 am

Weekly Wrap-Up @ the Sustainability Blog

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Next week I will be traveling to the surface of the sun Bakersfield, CA and will be gone most of the week, so posts may be a bit lighter, depending on how my time ends up being use while I’m there. But that’s next week. This week, over at the sustainability site:

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Written by Jenifer

June 26, 2009 at 8:11 am

Disaster Mental Health

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I have had what could be benignly called a very long travel day (involving groundstops, flying through thunderstorms, airport power outages, and the like). It’s far later than I planned to be posting for today (actually yesterday now), so this is a short and simple one for those of you interested in traumatic stress and emotional trauma: from David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages, his comprehensive listing of online disaster mental health resources. I don’t normally just highlight a page of links as the sole content for a post, but this one is so exhaustive, I figured it’s a great resource to add to the arsenal.

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Written by Jenifer

June 25, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Clinical Guide: Toluidine Blue Dye

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Over the last couple weeks I’ve received several questions related to using Toluidine Blue dye in sexual assault medical-forensic exams, so I figured it was time to put together a clinical guide on the topic.

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Written by Jenifer

June 24, 2009 at 6:43 am

Funding Alert

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A new funding alert is available from VAWNet for those of you interested in the money-end of things. You can read it in full here (PDF):

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