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 IAFN on the Hill

Domestic violence bill passes in Senate
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The Senate endorsed (78-22) a five-year renewal (S 47) of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which combats domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. More

 IAFN Updates

FREE sexual assault case review
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IAFN is currently offering a FREE continuing education session on adult/adolescent sexual assault for both members and non-members. Members are encourage to visit the Online Learning Center frequently as they will have access to free monthly case reviews throughout 2013. Non-members are encouraged to join, giving them access to more than 12 free hours of CE activities for 2013, more than making up for the cost of an annual membership. Log in to the Online Learning Center to peruse the entire course catalog. The first case review is titled: Adult Adolescent SAFE Case Review 1 Package. More

 Industry News

Breach notification rule gets a facelift
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One of the more significant and controversial changes in the final HIPAA rule alters how and when providers must notify HHS of a breach. Previously, providers were only required to report a breach if it posed "a significant risk of financial, reputational, or other harm to an individual." More

From the field: International forensic nurse reporting from Kenya
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Senior Fellow Nancy Cabelus, DNP, MSN, RN, is an international forensic nurse consultant currently working with Physicians for Human Rights on a program addressing sexual violence in conflict zones in central and east Africa. More

One Billion Rising
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One of every three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That's ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated. V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence. More

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New York poised to pass 'rape is rape' bill to update definition of sexual assault
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As anti-abortion politicians seek to narrow the definition of sexual assault to "forcible rape" or "legitimate rape," lawmakers in New York State are taking the opposite approach — and actually may be prepared to advance a bill that would expand the definition of rape to encompass additional acts of sexual violence. More

Women across the globe stand against 'sexual terrorism' of Egypt protesters
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Across the globe, women of all walks are in protest mode against what has been repeatedly described as "sexual terrorism" and mob attacks against Egyptian female protesters over the past few months. From Stockholm to New York to Cairo and in over 30 other cities, women are banding together to demand an end to the sexual assaults that have rocked the country. More

Study: Teen births hit record lows in US
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The number of U.S. babies born to teen mothers dropped to record lows in 2011, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fewer women gave birth in their 20s as well than in prior years, the researchers said in findings published in Pediatrics — but the birth rate increased for those in their late 30s and early 40s. More

Nurses, hand hygiene and infection control
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Healthcare-associated infections can prolong hospital stays, induce long-term disabilities, raise costs for patients and even result in loss of life. Luckily, the simple act of handwashing is the primary measure to reduce infections. But it's not that simple. More

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