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Use of Alternate Light Source/Negative Invert Filters to Improve Visibility of Injuries Under the Skin
Strangulation is a common form of intentionally inflicted injury on victims of interpersonal violence. Unfortunately, this type of injury has often been overlooked by both medical providers and law enforcement professionals. This is due to the fact that most injuries incurred from strangulation are not visible to the naked eye. While external signs and symptoms of strangulation and other injuries may be difficult to detect with the naked eye, new technologies are available to assist in visualizing these underlying physical injuries. These new technologies include alternate light sources (ALS), digital software filters, and the use of digital photodocumentation to capture images visible with the assistance of ALS.
Our free Community Conversation Series goes beyond the basics, delving deep into topics covered in the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam (SAMFE) Virtual Practicum. In this session Stephanie Glover of Ascension St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis, IN; E. Penny Jacobo of Aging and Independent Services, County of San Diego, CA; Lindsey Silverberg of Network for Victim Recovery of Washington, DC; and Martie Washington of National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, Madison, WI will discuss how we can better advocate and care for older patients.