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Integrating Injury & Violence Prevention

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STIPDA, ASTHO, and NACCHO have several archived injury prevention webcasts, 2 of which might appeal: Integrating Injury and Violence Prevention with Maternal and Child Health Programs, and Integrating Injury and Violence Prevention with Healthy Again Initiatives. They are free to access–the archive site also includes a variety of supporting articles and other materials for the maternal-child session that are probably worth perusing, particularly for those of you working in the area of abusive head trauma (scroll to mid-page to find them).

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Articles of Note: November Edition

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Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. All of these are from the October/November issues. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. Links lead to PubMed abstracts; from there you can choose what’s worth a.) paying for; b.) a pilgrimage to your nearest medical library;  or c.) downloading via the full-text access you possibly have at your disposal. To be honest, it was kind of a light month; not nearly so much grabbed me in my rounds of the recent stuff.

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Elder Abuse in Indian Country

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OVC is hosting a web forum November 4th from 2-3pm ET: Serving Elder Abuse Victims in Indian Country. You can submit questions in advance and then return to the site on the 4th for some real-time discussion. If you can’t make it, all the answers will be archived and available for review at a later date.

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Evaluating Elder Competency & Abuse

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ReachMD has a new offering as a part of their Focus on Geriatric Medicine and Aging series: Evaluating Elder Competency & Elder Abuse. This podcast features Dr. Lisa Gibbs from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, who “describes the different types of elder abuse and who is most vulnerable. She explains how physicians evaluate mental capacity and the difference between capacity and competency. She also discusses the latest research in elder abuse.” Access is free, but requires site registration.

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Written by Jenifer

October 6, 2009 at 7:09 am

Forensic Issues for Nurses

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Medscape has a forensic-focused CE offering currently available: Forensic Issues for Nurses. It’s your standard article-posttest format and is free, with site registration. 1 CEU will be awarded upon completion.

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Written by Jenifer

September 16, 2009 at 6:22 am

Articles of Note: September Edition

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Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. All of these are from the August/September issues. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. All links lead to PubMed abstracts; from there you can choose what’s worth a.) paying for; b.) a pilgrimage to your nearest medical library;  or c.) downloading via the full-text access you possibly have at your disposal. The list is alphabetical by journal.

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Elder Abuse Presentations

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The good folks over at the Center of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect have posted the presentations from this year’s ASA‐NCOA Aging in America Conference 2009, Elder Abuse sessions (PDF) on their site. It’s an unbelievable resource, with 16 different sets of slides on a wide variety of elder abuse issues, several  health care related. I seriously recommend you check this out if your practice includes the elderly. It’s not only useful for clinicians, but it would be a valuable asset for many of multidisciplinary team members, as well.

UPDATE: Broken link is now fixed.