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FORENSIC NURSES NEWS


IAFN President Sheila Early was awarded the
2014 Employee Excellence Award in Teaching

This award "exemplifies teaching excellence in their field" from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), one of British Columbia's largest post-secondary institutions with 2,300 employees. Sheila is the Coordinator and Instructor of the Forensic Health Sciences Option. She received a lovely desk plaque and honorarium.

See all the 2014 Employee Excellence Award recipients, here

Sheila was also recognized and honored as one of the 2014 Nurses of Influence by the University of Saskatchewan School of Nursing.

See all of the 2014 Nurses of Influence recipients, here.

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IAFN in the News
Law requires hospitals to have care plan for rape victims: States beginning to increase forensic exam access. Watch the entire interview.
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Election Time: Board/CFNC/Nominating Committee Applications!
Every member has a cardinal duty to serve as a leader and/or select leaders who possess a compelling vision for IAFN’s future. We are pleased to accept applications to fill several vital volunteer leadership positions.
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Registration for Annual Conference to open next week!
Registration is scheduled to open June 9 for the 2014 Annual Conference to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 22-25. For more information, click here.
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OVC Conference Scholarships available for Annual Conference
Nurses are eligible to apply for reimbursement of professional development expenses of up to $1,000 for individuals. Deadline for application is 60 days prior to the event or approximately Aug. 15.
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SAFEta webinars announced!
The SAFEta Project, a cooperative agreement between the Office on Violence Against Women and the IAFN will be hosting several webinars this year- the first is on June 10th at 2pm Eastern Time. Registration is now open!
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Tribal Forensic Healthcare offers Free Training Opportunities
Do you provide care for American Indian or Alaska Native patients? If so, join us for free webinars/trainings. The Association's Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project is pleased to open registration for its 2014-2015 SANE Webinars and Trainings. Access the list of topics, dates, and locations at www.tribalforensichealthcare.org. New webinars are currently being added; a total of 14 webinars will be offered between now and March 2015.

Registration is free to healthcare providers from Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribal, and Urban Indian health care facilities and to providers from other facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native victims of sexual assault. Open to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants, these webinars and trainings offer free continuing nursing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) hours.

The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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The IAFN Online Learning Center
We're sorry, our online Learning Center is temporarily disabled until June 16, 2014. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this will cause.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


67th World Health Assembly adopts historic resolution
World Health Organization
"Strengthening the role of the health system in addressing violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children"
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Golden Door donates $75,000 to keep doors open at Forensic Health Services in North County
PRNewswire
The Golden Door Foundation announced that it has made a $75,000 unrestricted contribution to support the vital work of Forensic Health Services of Escondido. Forensic Health Services is the critical first step for child victims of abuse or molestation, as well as adult victims of sexual assault, to help law enforcement gather evidence for criminal prosecution.
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Sexual assault referral center to be set-up in Cumbria
News and Star
Sex crime and domestic violence in Cumbria is to be tackled head-on from a new multi-agency center from next year.
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Activists raise alarm about California Sex Assault Bill
The Daily Caller
The bill, passed through California’s Senate 27-9, would require any school receiving state money to have an “affirmative consent standard” for their policies regarding sexual misconduct. It must still be approved by the state Assembly.
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Oral fluid testing advances drug monitoring in opioid therapy
Digital Journal
While traditional toxicology tests, such as urine drug screens, are suitable for confirming whether a medication is present or absent in a patient, a more comprehensive test that indicates whether the drug concentrations are within the expected range based on dosing is highly desirable.
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Forensic anthropologist starts chiseling cement from body parts today
Detroit Free Press
A forensic anthropologist will begin chiseling cement that encases body parts today, so officials can try to identify the remains discovered in a garage on Detroit’s west side.
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Trying to rebuild women's bodies after female 'circumcision'
The Atlantic
A small number of surgeons are performing clitoral reconstruction procedures in the United States for victims of female-genital mutilation, offering a chance at physical recovery.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    The role of nurses is vital in ending female genital mutilation (Nursing Standard)
Forensic nurses help crime victims heal (The Roanoke Times)
Child abuse cases may reach all-time high (Albuquerque Journal)
How often do colleges report sexual assaults? (TIME)
DNA extracted from crime scene exhibits and frozen decades ago cracks 35 sex crimes, with many more crimes expected to be solved (Herald Sun)

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