Strangulation Injury [Archived]

Webinar Recording

Presented by Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, Former AEquitas Medical Advisor

Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of violence employed by perpetrators of intimate partner violence and the overwhelming majority of strangulation incidents – that do not result in death – result in little or no visible injury to the victim. Lack of visible injury can result in the misidentification of strangulation injury and an inability for medical professionals to provide meaningful intervention and treatment. In the absence of visible injury, other telltale symptoms may be present and it is critical for law enforcement officers and other first responders who interface with victims in the aftermath of an assault to be able to identify these symptoms of strangulation as a component of the violence.

This webinar recording addressed common myths and misconceptions related to strangulation injury and focused on the signs and symptoms of strangulation injury, medical evaluation and documentation, delayed fatalities, and risk factors.

Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, community-based service providers, medical and mental health practitioners, probation and parole officers, and judges are encouraged to view the recording.

This 2013 recording has been updated. Please click here for the most current webinar recording.

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