What nurses need to know about non-fatal strangulation
Intended for healthcare professionals
Analysis Previous     Next

What nurses need to know about non-fatal strangulation

Yvonne Covell Health journalist

Attacks involving airway obstruction are common in domestic violence. Here is practical advice on the signs and actions to take

Non-fatal strangulation (NFS), which has been described as the domestic violence equivalent of waterboarding, can have serious implications for physical and mental health – as well as the safeguarding issues it presents.

Emergency Nurse. 31, 6, 6-7. doi: 10.7748/en.31.6.6.s2

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in


Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now