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IAFN Online Learning Center

The IAFN Online Learning Center provides online self-paced educational opportunities for forensic nurses and allies. Our catalog features pre-recorded content on a variety of topics and will continue to grow with exciting new educational opportunities.



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Do you have a group of 5 or more RN's (3 in a rural setting)? Contact the Membership Director, Marisa Raso, to find how much you could save off a Bundled Membership for your team.

 


PRESIDENT'S CORNER

Welcome to the President's Corner 2015
Kimberly Womack, DHSc, ARNP-BC, SANE-A, CEN

Dear Members, I would like to extend a Happy New Year to all IAFN members and Staff as your new president for 2015. As I said at the conference in Phoenix my vision is to continue to build relationships and partnerships on a global platform. The IAFN has stood the test of time because of our relationships.
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FORENSIC NURSES UPDATES


Abstract Reviewers Needed
  • Current membership in International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • Education appropriate to level of practice
  • Evidence of expertise in a forensic nursing sub-specialty

  • If you meet these criteria and would like to be considered for selection, please fill out the Reviewer Information Form and submit it by Jan. 30, 2015.

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    IAFN Endorses National Canadian Forensic Nursing Conference:
    Feb., 25-26 2015 | Renaissance Harbourside, Vancouver
    Our members are entitled to a great DISCOUNT! Use promo code P15C06IAFN or email info@healthcareconferences.ca to take advantage of a BUY 3 GET 1 FREE Group Booking Discount.

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    SPONSORED CONTENT


    Special Discounts for Early Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
    Register by Feb. 27 and receive 10 percent off the exhibitor rate.
    Check out the 2015 Exhibitor Prospectus providing you with a variety of information on Exhibiting and Sponsorship opportunities at the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 28-31, 2015. Bigger discounts available when you bundle. Questions, email Marisa at mraso@forensicnurses.org

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    Be Special. Get Certified.
    Take the April SANE certification exam.
    To learn more — and to apply, please visit the “Take the Exam” webpage.

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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    The 114th U.S. Congress: A 101 for Nurses
    American Association of Colleges of Nursing
    On Jan. 6, 2015, members of the 114th U.S. Congress convened in our nation’s capital to begin a new legislative session. This Congress will need to work collaboratively to address major policies impacting healthcare. Join the Nursing Community for a Webinar discussing how the political landscape will likely influence policies of interest.
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    Intervention in school health centers is effective in counseling teens about abusive relationships, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study finds
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    A study by a Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC researcher provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of a brief, provider-delivered universal education and counseling intervention in school-based health centers to address and prevent the major public health problem of adolescent relationship abuse. The study appears online in Pediatrics.
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    When Nurses Talk ... Washington Listens
    ANA
    Share Your Story: Defining a Full Work Week
    We need your help! The House of Representatives passed - The Save American Workers Act of 2015, H.R. 30 and now the Senate is considering the Forty Hours is Full Time Act of 2015, S. 30 -- tell us how this law would affect you? We need your stories so we can demonstrate to Congress the negative impact this bill would have on nurses.

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    30,000 sign on for OSU online course in human trafficking
    The Columbus Dispatch
    An open-to-anyone online course about human trafficking drew more than 30,000 participants this past fall, an outpouring that heartened — and exhausted — the Ohio State University professor who led the effort. Jacquelyn Meshelemiah said she has no doubt that the monthlong course helped with awareness and understanding. But communities still need to look deeper, she said.
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    The breadth and depth of nursing
    By Keith Carlson
    The nursing profession has grown astronomically since the days of Florence Nightingale. While we may have once served as handmaidens to the whims and needs of god-like physicians, the definition of what it means to practice as a nurse is light-years away from the era of our diminutive status and relative servitude. We nurses know that our scope of practice and autonomy have grown by leaps and bounds, and a plethora of specialties and practice settings has opened doors of opportunity hitherto unknown by our older nursing colleagues.
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    Telehealth hits the mark on Triple Aim requirements
    By Karen R. Thomas
    In today's rapidly-evolving healthcare environment, care providers are looking for new ways to meet the needs of those for whom they provide care, while simultaneously reducing overall care costs. Hence, the development of Triple Aim. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) developed the Triple Aim as an approach for the healthcare system to use new innovations to simultaneously improve three things: the patient care experience, the health of all populations and the per capita cost of healthcare.
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    Review: E-learning matches traditional training for doctors, nurses
    Reuters
    Millions more students worldwide could train as doctors and nurses using electronic learning, which is just as effective as traditional medical training, a review commissioned by the World Health Organization has found. Researchers at Imperial College London who conducted the review said that wider use of e-learning might help make up for a global shortfall of 7.2 million health workers identified in a recent WHO report.
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