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One week left to apply to sit for the September 2016 SANE-A® and/or SANE-P® certification exam.
To learn more, download the 2016 Certification Examination Handbook or visit the “Take the Exam” page at www.ForensicNurses.org. Apply by mail, fax, email, or online by July 22, 2016.
Wednesday, July 20 | 2 p.m. EDT
Presented by Diane Daiber, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
This webinar will describe the new National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric. These Pediatric SAFE Protocols, released in April 2016 by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women address the healthcare needs of the child, promote their healing and cover gathering forensic evidence for potential use in the criminal justice system.
IAFN provides opportunities for professional support, education, and opportunities for certification. We are a strong, well-respected organization. If you are ready to serve, think about running for the open offices in the upcoming election.
The IAFN Nominating Committee is NOW accepting applications from Regular members for the open positions with the:
Board of Directors:
The deadline to apply is July 27, 2016. Submit an online application or learn more here.
Director at Large (3 positions available)
Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification
SANE-A®- or SANE-P®-certified commissioners (2 positions available)
Association member commissioner (non-certified)
Earning CE with sessions recorded at the 2015 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice including:
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- Intentional Poisoning in Domestic Violence (1.00 ANCC CE) — Develop your understanding of the incidence of and recommended response to poisoning in patients who have experienced IPV.
Presenter: Paula G. Newman-Skomski.
- What does "Addicted" Really Mean? (1.25 ANCC CE) — Update your knowledge of substance use disorders, neurobiological impact, and current assessment and treatment options.
Presenter: Norah Sullivan.
- "Y" Change? Implications of Touch DNA and Y-STR DNA Analysis Methods (1.5 ANCC CE) — Amplify your understanding of advanced DNA analyses methods and their implication for evidence collection in sexual assault cases.
Presenters: Julie Valentine, Suzanne Miles, Julie Melini.
IAFN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Thursday, Sept. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel | Denver, CO USA
Registration is well ahead of last year. The fastest way to make sure you don't get left out and do get into your favorite sessions is to REGISTER TODAY and REGISTER ONLINE. Early Bird Discount deadline is July 31, 2016.
Our 4 keynote presentations are just a few of the ways we look forward to inspiring each other with the most cutting-edge material.
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When Kelsey Sisavath enrolled as a freshman at Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington, in the fall of 2012, her mother was struggling with drug addiction. Kelsey herself was using meth. The multiple traumas in her life included a sexual assault by a stranger at age 12. She was angry, depressed, and suicidal. Her traumatized brain had little room to focus on school.
A yearlong investigation conducted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, published last week, uncovered thousands of cases of physician sexual abuse spread across every state in America. Emotions ran deep, especially among patient advocates and sexual violence centers.
"The results are very concerning," said Laura Palumbo, a spokeswoman for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. "It is astounding that, at the systemic level, there seem to be conditions where sexual abuse is allowed to happen and physicians aren't held accountable."
The Washington Post
The world can be a dark place for many children: the "lost boys" from Sudan, refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, child sex workers in Brazil, baby girls abandoned in China, kids pulled into gang drug wars in the United States.
Such suffering by children is more common than most people might think and represents what some believe to be one of our biggest public-health crises of all time.
An American sample of new nurses working in hospitals sought to better inform unit-level retention strategies by pinpointing factors associated with job retention among newly licensed nurses. "About 80 percent of newly licensed nurses find their first work in hospitals," says New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing (NYU Meyers) Professor Christine T. Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Thompson Reuters Foundation
Women's rights activists on Friday welcomed Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's decision to ban child marriage, but said jailing parents who marry off their daughters could spark a backlash in a country where a third of girls are wed before they turn 18.
Jammeh announced this week that child marriage in Gambia was banned with immediate effect, punishable by 20 years in prison for both the husband and parents of the girl being married.
Millions of people work hours other than the standard 9 to 5, Monday through Friday and, unbeknownst to them, their health may be severely affected because of it. Shift work (defined as working anything other than the traditional 9 to 5) was designed to cover industries that operate twenty-four hours per day. Hospitals fall into that category and need staff coverage at all times, leading to employees that are more prone to a condition known as shift work disorder (SWD).
It’s a staple of the TV-crime drama: a ballistics expert tries to match two bullets using a microscope with a split-screen display. One bullet was recovered from the victim’s body and the other was test-fired from a suspect’s gun. If the striations on the bullets line up — cue the sound of a cell door slamming shut — the bad guy is headed to jail.
The video, which was published on the Hindustan Times Facebook page in late June, centers around the work of The Climb Against Sexual Abuse, a non-profit support organization for sexual assault survivors. The video shows several dozen people confronting the problem of sexual abuse at an organized gathering by the group in India.
By Patrice Brown
Aspiring advanced practice nurses enter their prospective graduate programs each semester with the good faith of excelling at their course work and practicum. Unfortunately, that notion may be tarnished by the misfortune of not finding a clinical site. With advent of online advanced nursing education, the demand for preceptors has skyrocketed. To offset the demand, some practices and healthcare practitioners have begun charging students for time spent precepting in their clinics.
After the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne, Germany, the world was rocked by the news that scores of women attending the event had been sexually assaulted and robbed. In addition to the initial assaults, the response to the assaults from local law enforcement and government were so bad that accusations of a cover-up quickly gained traction.
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