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Nursing Grand Rounds – Caring for Victims of Non-fatal Strangulation

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.

Activity Date:
Start Date:   October 15, 2021
End Date:  October 15, 2024
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  • Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
    Chief Executive Officer, International Association of Forensic Nurses

There is no fee for this activity, but to receive contact hours you must register online and complete the online Attestation and Evaluation form (you must register to access this form).

Learning Outcome

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.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

Dartmouth-Hitchcock will award contact hour(s) for successful completion. In order to receive full contact hour credit for this Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation 
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2017.12.001
  • 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 
Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions of the activity or regarding accreditation: 

Director of Continuing Nursing Education, Center for Nursing Excellence
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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