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Managing non-fatal strangulation in the emergency department

Published: October 2022

This guide supports clinicians managing adult and paediatric patients who present to the emergency department with non-fatal strangulation.

Non-fatal strangulation is a potentially life-threatening injury. A person may present to the emergency department with this injury following trauma, deliberate self-harm or acts of violence from others.

The guide includes information on:

  • assessment
  • management
  • information sharing and reporting
  • discharge and referral
  • support organisations and resources.

Download the clinical practice guide - PDF

Non-fatal strangulation facility contact list - PDF - An editable document for facilities to populate with psychosocial and specialist contact details, referral pathways and support details for staff.

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At a glance

Flow chart for non-fatal strangulation in the emergency department

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