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Thursday, September 12 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Evaluating Strangulation Evidence From A Medical Perspective

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In approximately 50% of strangulation/suffocation cases, there is no visible sign of injury; in an additional 35% of cases the injuries are too minor to photograph. This presentation is designed to educate attorneys and investigators on what to look for to determine if strangulation occurred and the risk of lethality. Anatomy, vocabulary, statistics, mechanism, petechiae, and signs and symptoms are all reviewed.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Godoy | BSN, RN, CFN

Tara Godoy | BSN, RN, CFN

Chief Forensic Nurse, Godoy Medical Forensics
Tara is a Certified Forensic Nurse and has been working with Criminal and Civil Attorneys since 2009. She got her BS in Nursing from the University of Southern California in 2001 and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tara has been asked to present for national organizations... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Room 138