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Recent Medscape Offerings

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Medscape has a couple new offerings of interest. The 1st is a CME article on the connection between psychiatric disorders, sexual trauma and urinary tract symptoms. Physicians can receive 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit for reading the article and completing the posttest.

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Written by Jenifer

November 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Bullying’s Impact on Girls

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Medscape has a new CE offering on the impact of bullying on girls. Seems that a new study indicates that girls have far more long-term psychological sequelae from bullying than boys, a finding particularly interesting to me as the mother of a girl-child. If you’d like to get better acquainted with the study (or at least a brief synopsis of the study), you can check it out and get 0.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credit (or for my nursing friends, .50 contact hours) for your efforts. As always, these offerings are free, but require site registration to participate.

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Written by Jenifer

September 29, 2009 at 6:34 am

Managing STDs: Complex Cases

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Contemporary Forums has a CE offering for both physicians and nurses on managing complex STD cases. It’s 1.5 CEs for $15, downloadable as either a PDF or MP3 (audio). You can catch a preview here if you’re not sure you want to spend the money.

Written by Jenifer

September 9, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Preventing Sexual Violence in Children

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I had a colleague ask me for some resources for training healthcare providers on child sexual abuse, and while this wasn’t a resource specific to her needs, it made me realize I’ve never posted it before. The American Academy of Pediatrics published a web-based sexual violence prevention program last year. There’s quite a bit of information contained in it, so it’s probably worth trolling through the different sections. They break it up into age groups, too, so you can review based on interest (e.g. if you only see adolescents and adults in your practice, there are tabs for younger and older adolescents).

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Written by Jenifer

September 2, 2009 at 10:45 am

Universal Screening for IPV

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The IPV world is a bit up in arms right now with the publication of JAMA’s recent study that universal screening doesn’t improve health outcomes or reduce violence. Not everyone is praising this study, and I think there are reasons to look at it critically. However, in the process of doing so, if you’d like to earn yourself a little CE credit, Medscape has an offering right now based on the article (physicians net 0.25 credits for completing the article and posttest).

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Written by Jenifer

August 25, 2009 at 10:56 am

STD Clinical Intensive

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Because the topic is so popular on this site, another online STD clinical course, this one from Boston University’s School of Medicine. It’s free of charge, but requires registration to participate. CMEs available (natch), but the course info specifies nurses as part of the target audience, as well. For those of you running sexual assault programs, this might be a good one to have your team members complete as a part of annual competency efforts–just have them print off the certificate of completion at the end (or whatever they provide for CMEs), and you can add it to their personnel files.

I haven’t done this one yet, so I’ll be interested in feedback…

Written by Jenifer

July 1, 2009 at 9:21 am

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