Flashcards for Domestic Violence and Nonfatal Strangulation Assessment

These electronic flashcards for Domestic Violence and Nonfatal Strangulation Assessment feature key terms from the assessment, aiming to help students review essential vocabulary pertaining to the appearance and identification of nonfatal strangulation in victims of domestic violence. 

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These electronic flashcards, designed to accompany STM Learning’s Domestic Violence and Nonfatal Strangulation Assessment, feature key terms and definitions that enhance the core content of the workbook. To assist users in reviewing this vocabulary, the flashcards are organized into 5 categories: Anatomy, Anatomic Review, Injuries, Examination, and Miscellaneous.

This downloadable set includes over 100 interactive, color-coded flashcards that largely pertain to the appearance and identification of nonfatal strangulation in victims of domestic violence. In the anatomic review section, diagrams and full-color photographs aid students in identifying anatomic structures.

Features & Benefits:

  • Includes essential strangulation vocabulary
  • Accessible on mobile devices
  • Ideal for self-directed or group study
  • PDF format for ease of use
Product Details

Interactive e-pub format
235 Pages


Forensic Nurses, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners, Emergency Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Students, Physicians, Emergency Physicians, Medical Students, Physician Assistants, Victim Advocates.

Publication Date

January 2021


978-1-953119-03-2 (e-book)

Table of Contents

1. Anatomy
2. Anatomic Review
3. Injuries
4. Examination
5. Miscellaneous


Diana Faugno, a Minnesota native, graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1973 with a degree in nursing and obtained an MSN in 2006. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments. Ms. Faugno obtained her certification in pediatric nursing in 1990, began a career as a sexual assault nurse examiner in 1991, and became a certified sexual assault nurse examiner in 2002. She is the former director of Forensic Health Services, which includes a child abuse program, sexual assault team, and a family violence program in North San Diego County. Currently, Ms. Faugno is a board director for End Violence Against Women International. She has made several presentations to the scientific community and has led workshops on sexual assault presented at the American Academy of Science.

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Valerie Sievers, MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN

Val Sievers is a Forensic Clinical Nurse Specialist with more than 35 years of health care experience as a registered nurse, advanced practice nurse, educator and consultant with extensive practice experience in the arenas of emergency and critical care nursing, academic education and forensic clinical practice.
As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Val provides advanced education regarding the care and treatment of patients affected by violence and abuse. She is currently dual board certified as an adult-adolescent and pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner, owner of MedLaw Consultants, LLC; a forensic healthcare consulting practice and is a board member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing.

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Michelle Shores, RN, MSN, MBA-HC, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Michelle Shores is a forensic nurse examiner and the Program Director for Palomar Health Forensic Services in San Diego County, and on occasion she works as a forensic nurse in Riverside County for Forensic Nurses of SoCal. The Forensic Health Services program in San Diego is a nationally accredited child advocacy center that provides acute care services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Michelle is 1 of 19 certified pediatric sexual assault nurses and 1 of 50 certified adolescent/adult sexual assault nurse examiners in the state of California.  Michelle has recently implemented a pilot program through a county grant at Forensic Health Services to perform 688 forensic medical evidentiary exams for victims of domestic violence, strangulation, general assault, and elder abuse and assisted in developing the San Diego heath CARES initiative.

Michelle graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2005 and began working as an emergency department trauma nurse in 2006. In 2012 Michelle earned master’s degrees in nursing and in business. Michelle was a clinical nursing instructor, is a certified emergency nurse, International Association of Forensic Nurse Board certified SANE-A (adolescent/adult) and SANE-P (pediatrics) and a certified trauma nurse instructor (TNCC). She has been a long standing member of the International Association for Forensic Nursing and is vice president for the southern California chapter, a member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing,  and has worked as a forensic nurse for over seven years. She is the 2017 winner on the San Diego County SART with a HEART Award, the 2018 Riverside County SART Nurse of the Year award, the 2018 San Diego Domestic Violence Council Lifetime Achievement award, and the November 2018 CARE award that recognized her as a leader in the community and excellence as a forensic nurse examiner.

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Bill Smock, MD, MS

Bill Smock is a full-time Police Surgeon and directs the Clinical Forensic Medicine Program for the Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, Kentucky. Bill graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine in 1990 and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Louisville in 1993. In 1994, he became the first physician in the United States to complete a post-graduate fellowship in Clinical Forensic Medicine. Dr. Smock served as Assistant Medical Examiner with the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office from 1991 to 1997 and the Medical Advisor to the Louisville Division of the FBI from 2003 to 2013. Dr. Smock joined the Louisville Police Department in 1993 as the SWAT team’s first tactical physician, a position he has held for the last 27 years. Dr. Smock is currently a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine training medical students and resident physicians in tactical medicine and clinical forensic medicine. In 2019 Dr. Smock was named the Medical Director of the San Diego-based Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention.

Dr. Smock has edited three textbooks on clinical forensic medicine and published more than 40 chapters and articles on forensic and emergency medicine. He is an internationally recognized forensic expert and trains nurses, physicians, law enforcement officers, attorneys and judges in multiple fields including: reconstruction of officer-involved shootings, the investigation and prosecution of fatal and nonfatal strangulation, gunshot wound interpretation, staged crime scenes, injury mechanisms and motor vehicle trauma. Dr. Smock is also the Police Surgeon for the Floyd County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Office, the New Albany (Indiana) Police Department, the Jeffersontown (Kentucky) Police Department and the St. Matthews (Kentucky)

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Patricia Speck is an internationally recognized family nurse practitioner who specializes in public health and forensic nursing. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing and later completed her doctoral dissertation on sexual assault program evaluation. As a board certified family nurse practitioner, Patricia’s clinical practice focuses on the health aftermath of violence and her research centers on forensic nursing practice topics. She is a consultant, author, and lecturer on forensic nursing and has earned more than 20 local, national, and international awards and professional honors for her work. Patricia chairs the American Public Health Association’s Family Violence Forum and is a former president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

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