Forensic Nursing News
Apr. 25, 2013

Boston: 'Standing Strong' and Proud
Written by: Annie Lewis-O'Connor
I have probably attended some 20 Boston Marathons in my life loving each and every one. This year I decided to go into work and meet some of my nurse practitioner friends that were volunteering in the medical tent at 4:00 p.m. near the finish line. Read her entire story.More

National Protocol 2nd Edition
IAFN
Attorney General Eric Holder announced the release of the second edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations of Adults and Adolescents. The announcement was made at the Crime Victim's Service Awards Ceremonies at the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Read the electronic version of the National Protocol. More

SAFEta 2013 webinar series: Best practices
IAFN
Sexual Assault in the Older Patient

This webinar will provide information on caring for the older patient who has experienced sexual violence. Register today. More

Last Chance to Apply for the 2013 ANF Nursing Research Grants
IAFN
IAFN is collaborating with the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) to offer a $5,000 research grant to a forensic nurse researcher. The grant application is open to all of IAFN's global members. This award is part of the 2013 Nursing Research Grants which offers up to 29 nursing research awards with totaling more than $200,000 to beginner and experienced nurse researchers. Information about all of the awards is available at: www.ANFonline.org. The application deadline is May 1, 2013.More

ANAC Call for Abstracts
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The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference is scheduled for November 21-23 in Atlanta, GA. This year's conference will feature innovative approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care in domestic and international settings, and ANAC seeks to engage speakers and participants to create a vision to improve the health outcomes of underserved and vulnerable populations impacted by HIV. Click here to submit and abstract for this important Conference.More

US issues guidelines for medical exams in sexual assault cases
The New York Times
Unlike the 2004 protocol, the new guidelines also recommend that rape victims be offered emergency contraception or — in cases where health professionals have moral objections — information on how to immediately obtain the medication. More

NIJ event update: Webinar 'Tarnished Gold Standard: Limited Quantity and Degraded DNA'
National Institute of Justice
This webinar, in our Forensic Research Seminar Series, will include presentations by Brian Kemp and Angie Ambers. Presentation topics include research on ancient and degraded DNA, and the role of DNA repair and Whole genome applications in forensic samples. More

More female servicemembers reporting sexual abuse
USA Today
Roughly one out of five military women say they were victims of unwanted sexual contact by another servicemember since joining the military, according to a Pentagon health survey conducted in 2011 and released. More

Boston: 'Standing Strong' and Proud
Written by: Annie Lewis-O'Connor
I have probably attended some 20 Boston Marathons in my life loving each and every one. This year I decided to go into work and meet some of my nurse practitioner friends that were volunteering in the medical tent at 4:00 p.m. near the finish line.More

Telemedicine Company HealthSpot rolls out kiosks in select health systems, raises Series C
MedCity News (Free subscription may be required)
Since debuting its telehealth kiosk, HealthSpot has raised at least $10.4 million in Series C funding and is working on building a national provider network so that it can set up its primary care kiosks in retail pharmacies.More

Study examines condom use during sexual assaults
Medical Xpress
A new study found that suspect age, alcohol use, and weapon use all influence whether a suspect uses a condom during sexual assault. "Condom use during sexual assault isn't something that has been studied in depth in the past," explained Eryn Nicole O'Neal.More

Blunt anti-sex assault campaign re-launches in Calgary
CBC News
The campaign, called Don't Be That Guy, targets young men willing to have sex with a partner who has not given consent. The advertisements, with graphic language and images, will be placed on public transit and in bars. More

Activists demand end to sex abuse of migrant children in southern Mexico
Los Angeles Times
The flow of migrants from Central America across the Suchiate River into southern Mexico is steady but the journey perilous. Uncounted thousands end up at the mercy of drug-and-extortion gangs that hold them for ransom, force them into slave labor or kill them.More

Nurses fighting state by state for minimum staffing laws
Medscape Today
How many nurses does it take to run a hospital? Legislatures in at least seven states and the District of Columbia are trying to answer that question as they debate bills that would require hospitals to have a minimum number of nurses on staff at all times.More

Transition-to-practice programs may contribute to new grad success
Nurse.com
The transition from nursing student to RN often is rocky. Aside from being challenged clinically by the minute, newly licensed nurses also must adjust to demanding institutional cultures. These stresses can contribute to clinical errors and employee turnover. Situational clinical coaching or guided clinical decision-making for new graduate nurses is key to a good transition program, said Patricia Benner, RN, Ph.D., FAAN. But equally important is an institutional culture that welcomes new graduate nurses and appreciates the stresses of the graduates' first year. More