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Nursing Grand Rounds Caring for Victims of Non-fatal Strangulation

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Dartmouth Health Continuing Education for Professionals Home, Nursing Grand Rounds “ Caring for Victims of Non-fatal Strangulation, 10/15/2021 8:00:00 AM - 10/15/2024 9:00:00 AM, Non-fatal intimate partner strangulation is a dangerous and potentially fatal event and is being diagnosed in increasing numbers. Nurses and other health care clinicians receive minimal training in the identification and response to non-fatal strangulation. Join us as we learn more about non-fatal intimate partner strangulation and the associated risk factors this presents for negative health outcomes including increasing women™s risk of being murdered by a partner.

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Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Chief Executive Officer, International Association of Forensic Nurses

Learning Outcome(s)
At the conclusion of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to discuss the plan of care for patients who have experienced non-fatal strangulation.

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this activity have reported NO financial relationship(s)* with ineligible companies**.

*A financial relationship" includes employee, researcher (named as the PI), consultant, advisor, speaker, independent contractor (including contracted research), royalties or patent beneficiary, executive role, and/or an ownership interest (not including stocks owned in a managed portfolio).
** An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Bibliographic Sources
¢ Patch, M., Anderson, J.C., & Campbell, J. (2017). Injuries of women surviving intimate partner strangulation and subsequent emergency health care seeking: An integrative evidence review. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(4), 384-393.

¢ Zilkens, R. R., Phillips, M. A., Kelly, M. C., Mukhtar, S. A., Semmens, J. B., & Smith, D. A. (2016). Non-fatal strangulation in sexual assault: A study of clinical and assault characteristics highlighting the role of intimate partner violence. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 43, 1-7. DOI:10.1016/j.jflm.2016.06.005

¢ Zuberi, O.S., Dixon, T., Richardson, A., Gandhe, A., Hadi, M., & Joshi, J. (2019). CT angiograms of the neck in strangulation victims: incidence of positive findings at a level one trauma center over a 7-year period. Emergency Radiology, 26(5), 485-492. DOI: 10.1007/s10140-019-01690-3


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