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Adult Strangulation and/or Suffocation Discharge Information

This resource is intended for healthcare professionals to provide discharge/follow-up information to survivors who have been treated after a non-fatal strangulation and/or suffocation. Read More

Understanding the Need for Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) with Survivors of Strangulation

“When a victim of non-fatal strangulation presents to the emergency department it is critical for the medical provider to rule-out potential life-threatening injuries,” said William Smock, M.D. the Police Surgeon for the Louisville Metro Police... Read More

Domestic Violence Report: Strangulation Edition (2014)

This special edition of the Domestic Violence Report was guest edited by the CEO and President of the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, Gael Strack and Casey Gwinn (respectively) along with a board of expert... Read More

Risks Associated with Use of Carotid Vascular Restraints/LVNR

This presentation was created by Police Surgeon Dr. Bill Smock to discuss the physical risks associated with the use of Carotid vascular restraint/sleeper hold/LVNR. Read More