This course is intended for anyone supporting people who may be at significant risk of self-harming or suicide by means of a ligature. Learners will be required to complete a practical competency assessment to complete the course. The course will include the following learning outcomes:
Learners will be aware of their responsibilities as a responder to a person suffering a strangulation/ligature injury.
Identify different pattern of injuries to be expected from a suspended or unsuspected ligature.
Be aware of the first aid procedures for first responders arriving on scene.
Explain how to preserve a scene for the purpose of forensic examination/evidence gathering.