Non-Fatal Strangulation: A County Wide Protocol

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Target Audience

Physicians (Emergency Medicine), Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners


The overall goal of this module is to increase the awareness and identification of non-fatal strangulation victims in Mecklenburg county. Through county wide education of prehospital providers, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, the District Attorney's office, and emergency department providers. These victims will now receive standardized forensic nurse examinations that will lead to increased prosecution of perpetrators by the district attorney's office.

Original Release Date: October 1, 2019
Review Date: December 10, 2020
Valid Thru: October 1, 2021

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Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Atrium Health designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Participants: This Enduring Material fulfills the requirement for .10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 1.0 contact hours. *No partial credit will be awarded for CEUs and/or Contact Hours*.


  • Increase the identification and recognition of non-fatal strangulation victims
  • Define providers role into a coordinated county wide Non-Fatal Strangulation protocol
  • Utilize a standardized forensic nurse examination and consistency in emergency department workup of victims
  • Recognize the symptoms and physical exam findings of victims


Tamara C Smith-Tillman, BS


10/01/2019 - 09/30/2021
12:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Dr. Danielle M Dragoo, MD,Dr. Jessica L Salzman, MD
Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2021
Check-In Time
12:00 PM
1.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
0.10 - CEU
Online Learning
Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2021
Online Learning
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM