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It's Back to School Time!
Don't forget about your own professional development. Check out IAFN's Events Calendar to see what trainings are happening in your area, or add a training you're hosting to our list.
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Forensic Nursing Excellence — Recognition Form
Members of the International Association of Forensic Nurses witness their colleagues perform exceptional community outreach. We want to recognize these outstanding forensic nurses and need your help. Help IAFN recognize a member today!
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International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice
Still Time to Save $$$$ on Registration

Take advantage of the Regular Registration rate of $550 USD for Members and $679 USD for Nonmembers. New this year is a SAFE-ta Track which features sessions that are funded by the SAFE-ta Project, an OVW (Office on Violence Against Women) grant. The second of these ten sessions is on "Legal Challenges to Forensic Nursing Testimony: Medical Hearsay and Other Critical Pretrial Motions." Learn more.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


2014 Florida Forensic Nurses Symposium
Earn up to 10.5 CEUs
Sept. 5-6, 2014
Orlando Police Training Facility,
100 George Desilva Way,
Orlando, FL
Check out the full agenda and register today!

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ANA Leadership Institute Programs: Build your nonclinical expertise
You are being asked to take on more responsibilities outside your clinical practice than ever before. From leading interdisciplinary teams to navigating change and maintaining a culture of excellence. Enroll in one or all of the ANA Leadership Institute's self-paced courses specifically designed to give you practical real-world guidance.
Enroll today.

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Delays in DNA: Since March, the Toledo, Ohio, Police Department has submitted nearly 1,000 untested DNA rape kits
The Toledo Blade
The attorney general has a team of forensic scientists testing current DNA kits, and another dozen scientists working to eliminate the state’s backlog of old kits. That way, wait times for new DNA cases are not prolonged.
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National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4), 2004-2009
An Office of the Administration for Children & Families
In collaboration with the Children’s Bureau, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation is conducting the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4).
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A nurse's story: On the front lines of Ebola outbreak
CBS News
When Doctors Without Borders nurse Monia Sayah first arrived in Guinea in March, she couldn't have known she would witness the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
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Free Web Conference: Homelessness and Sexual Violence
The Star-Press
In the past, "coroners' cases" requiring autopsies to confirm cause of death or as part of a criminal investigation for Delaware and surrounding counties were performed at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
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Can technology and nursing co-exist?
Advance
The topic of meshing the art and science of nursing with healthcare technology has come to the forefront recently. A video by National Nurses United features a patient whose care becomes compromised under the watch of "algorithms" dictated by a computer.
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New DNA tech helps make arrest
WLTX-TV
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says a new DNA technology tool helped his department make an arrest in an attempted murder case.
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Look Past Labels: Lessons from Working with Youth Who Experience Homelessness and Sexual Violence
This webinar will introduce NSVRC's new guide; Linking the Roads, while presenting an interactive discussion with rural community participants around trauma-informed practices and community partnerships for serving youth who experience homelessness and sexual violence.
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Focus on examining rape survivors
Times of India
The Union ministry of health and family welfare has issued new guidelines and protocols' for medico-legal care for survivors of sexual violence in March this year as per the CLA 2013.
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Everytown for gun safety
Everytown For Gun Safety conducted a comprehensive analysis of every mass shooting between January 2009 and July 2014 that was identifiable through FBI data and media reports.
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Combating trafficking in persons: a call to action for global health professionals
Global Health Science and Practice
Healthcare professionals can help identify victims of human trafficking, who commonly come into contact with providers during captivity. Providers can also help restore the physical and mental health of trafficking survivors. Training should focus on recognizing trafficking signs, interviewing techniques, and recommended responses when a victim is identified.
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Time for change? Mid-career options for nurses
By Keith Carlson
Many mid-career professionals desire career change and new experiences, and nurses are no exception. A mid-career nurse may feel himself or herself becoming somewhat restless, "antsy" for something new but clueless about what that something might be. At times, we intuit that we need novel experiences that can renew our commitment to the nursing profession. At other times, there may be a gnawing in our gut that we have to move on. But to where?
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Hospitals in the US get ready for Ebola
The New York Times
Hospitals nationwide are hustling to prepare for the first traveler from West Africa who arrives in the emergency room with symptoms of infection with the Ebola virus. Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said such a case is inevitable in the United States, and the agency this month issued the first extensive guidelines for hospitals on how recognize and treat Ebola patients.
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No nurses on your hospital board? Why not?
Health Leaders Media
Nurses can help drive strategies that affect cost and quality "because they deal with it every day," says an RN and veteran member of multiple boards. Yet nurses — especially women — are grossly underrepresented on hospital boards.
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