Nursing: The Epidemic of Non-Fatal Strangulation
23.95
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About the Course

The literature reports little research in examining strangulation related to Intimate Partner Violence or Sexual Assault, yet clinically, so much more is being learned. This important forensic video course carefully presents the dynamics of non-fatal strangulation related to domestic and rape situations. Because of the dynamics of excessive external pressure being placed on the individual's neck, the clinical history and presenting signs and symptoms often underrepresented the significance of injury to the individual. This comprehensive 2-hour course presents the significance of the problem, clinical evaluation, diagnostic requirements, and ongoing care. Additional resources are also available to the clinician. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain how asphyxia through strangulation occurs and the trauma it causes victims. 
  • Illustrate the amount of pressure needed to occlude the jugular and carotid artery on the neck. 
  • Compare several visible symptoms that a person might have after being strangled with someone who has no symptoms. 
  • Apply best practices for improving care provided to strangulation patients.

About the Presenter
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, FAAFS, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-IAFN

A native of Minnesota, Diana Faugno graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Faugno is a Founding Director for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and currently serves on the board as Treasurer. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science and a Distinguished Fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Ms. Faugno provides educational training both nationally and internationally, and is currently is the nurse examiner at the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center and a nurse examiner for Eisenhower Medical Center’s SART team. Ms. Faugno co-authored the Color Atlas of Sexual Assault through Mosby Publications in 1997 which was the first book of its kind in the nation. She is also co-author of Sexual Assault across the Life Span in 2003 and the second edition in 2016, Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment Learning Series workbooks in 2012, and numerous other publications. 

About the Content Reviewer
Valerie Sievers MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN

Valerie Sievers is a Forensic Clinical Nurse Specialist with more than 35 years of health care experience as a registered nurse, advanced practice nurse, educator, and consultant with extensive practice experience in the arenas of emergency and critical care nursing, academic education and forensic clinical practice. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Val provides advanced education regarding the care and treatment of patients affected by interpersonal violence and abuse. 

Course ID: 59839
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The Epidemic of Non-Fatal Strangulation

23.95
About the Course

The literature reports little research in examining strangulation related to Intimate Partner Violence or Sexual Assault, yet clinically, so much more is being learned. This important forensic video course carefully presents the dynamics of non-fatal strangulation related to domestic and rape situations. Because of the dynamics of excessive external pressure being placed on the individual's neck, the clinical history and presenting signs and symptoms often underrepresented the significance of injury to the individual. This comprehensive 2-hour course presents the significance of the problem, clinical evaluation, diagnostic requirements, and ongoing care. Additional resources are also available to the clinician. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain how asphyxia through strangulation occurs and the trauma it causes victims. 
  • Illustrate the amount of pressure needed to occlude the jugular and carotid artery on the neck. 
  • Compare several visible symptoms that a person might have after being strangled with someone who has no symptoms. 
  • Apply best practices for improving care provided to strangulation patients.

About the Presenter
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, FAAFS, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-IAFN

A native of Minnesota, Diana Faugno graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Faugno is a Founding Director for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and currently serves on the board as Treasurer. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science and a Distinguished Fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Ms. Faugno provides educational training both nationally and internationally, and is currently is the nurse examiner at the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center and a nurse examiner for Eisenhower Medical Center’s SART team. Ms. Faugno co-authored the Color Atlas of Sexual Assault through Mosby Publications in 1997 which was the first book of its kind in the nation. She is also co-author of Sexual Assault across the Life Span in 2003 and the second edition in 2016, Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment Learning Series workbooks in 2012, and numerous other publications. 

About the Content Reviewer
Valerie Sievers MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN

Valerie Sievers is a Forensic Clinical Nurse Specialist with more than 35 years of health care experience as a registered nurse, advanced practice nurse, educator, and consultant with extensive practice experience in the arenas of emergency and critical care nursing, academic education and forensic clinical practice. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Val provides advanced education regarding the care and treatment of patients affected by interpersonal violence and abuse. 

Course ID: 59839