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Articles of Note: August [Mountain] 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 July/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.

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Articles of Note: July Edition

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Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. Most of these are from the June/July/August 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. Most links lead to PubMed abstracts (except for one, which goes to Ingenta); 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.

Just a warning: it’s a lengthy list this month. There’s all kinds of good stuff being published right now…

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Invisible Injuries of War

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The Coming Home Project, a non-profit organization devoted to providing compassionate care, support and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, their families, and their service providers, has a series of videos and podcasts on a host of different issues related to the physical and mental health needs of returning service men and women.

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Rural Mental Healthcare Provision

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The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education has a series of grand round webinars on mental health issues for rural and frontier healthcare providers. CEUs & CMEs are available 1 year from the time of the original offerings, so all of these have CEs in place through at least November, ’09 (and 3 of the 4 well into Spring 2010). Access is free of charge; all are approximately 90 minutes long.

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Blast Injuries

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RN.com has a 1 credit offering on blast injuries available for $5. It’s your standard article-posttest format. Objectives include:

1.      Identify factors that affect blast injuries.
2.      Describe the types of injuries that can occur from explosions.
3.      Define the two major classifications of explosives.
4.      Describe basic mechanisms of blast injuries.
5.      Identify the types of injuries associated with blast mechanisms.
6.      Identify disorders that might be missed during an initial assessment.
7.      Identify management options for blast emergencies.
8.      Describe plans to care for survivors of blast injuries.

Written by Jenifer

June 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm

PTSD & Traumatic Brain Injury

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The University of Louisville Health Sciences Center has a free online course on PTSD & traumatic brain injury. Presented by Humana Military Healthcare Services, the course is meant to benefit “both civilian trauma patients and affected service members. Improved quality of care will reduce healthcare costs and morbidity related to these conditions. This course is designed for all physicians who provide care for civilian, veteran, and active duty military patients who have witnessed or have been exposed to serious trauma.”

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Written by Jenifer

May 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Sexual Violence in the Military

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NYSCASA is hosting a webinar May 4th: Sexual Violence in the Military. It’s advertised as being NY state-specific, so if you’re in the area, it might be a good use of time (and I’m assuming if you’re not you could probably still attend). The featured speaker is a Navy SARC; it looks like medical will be one of the things addressed in the session.

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Written by Jenifer

April 22, 2009 at 10:22 am