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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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November 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

New CEU Offerings

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RN.org has several new CE offerings available that might be of interest to readers. It’s a flat $19.95 for unlimited CEs (in a 12 month period), and they offer some of the state mandated courses, as well as a general selection. That’s actually a pretty fantastic value for the money–something to consider springing for if you just don’t have the budget to send your team members to conferences this year.

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Treating Women with Physical Disabilities

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CROWD has a really terrific powerpoint on gynecological consideration in treating women with physical disabilities. I post it here because it’s a great overview of some of the exam techniques that can be useful (a consideration for those of us completing SAFE exams); challenges in identifying STIs and other GYN issues in this population; and potential red flags for physical and sexual abuse. The slides are accompanied by detailed notes, making the whole thing a great educational tool.

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Written by Jenifer

August 20, 2009 at 10:52 am

Domestic Violence and TBI

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(March is Traumatic Brain Injury Month…)

Last November, the Northeast Center for Special Care recorded a podcast on domestic violence and traumatic brain injury. The interview, conducted with a staff member from the NY Coalition Against Domestic Violence, offers a clear, basic snapshot of the issue in a manageable, bite-sized portion (it’s only 26 minutes long). Good for clinicians new to the issue…

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March 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Communicating with Patients: Using Translators

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Providing linguistically and culturally appropriate care is a mandate for all clinicians. How we do that, particularly for our patients in crisis, is often easier said than done. There is an art to using translators in the clinical setting that is almost never formally taught. However,  there are actually a few tutorials out there for effectively engaging translation services when working with patients/victims of violence. They range from simple slide presentations to interactive multimedia courses. So I’ve highlighted a few notable ones, which you can review after the jump.

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Physical and Sexual Assault of Women with Disabilities

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The University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery’s Center for Injury Research and Control has a series of Grand Rounds in webinar format archived on their site. One of the grand rounds from last November is Dr. Cari Casteel’s presentation: National Study of Physical and Sexual Assault of Women with Disabilities.

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Written by Jenifer

January 29, 2009 at 4:03 pm