Author: Jennifer Wright – BSN, RN
- Strangulation is common in cases of domestic violence and sexual assault, and it is associated with higher mortality.
- People who have been strangled have a higher rate of stroke due to vascular damage to carotid artery.
- Only 50% of people who die from strangulation show external signs of trauma
- CTA should be done in all those who experience LOC or incontinence from strangulation.
- 50-60sec of strangulation is all that is required to produce LOC.