Course Aim

Ligature is a form of self-harm involving restriction of blood and oxygen flow. It is one of the methods used to attempt suicide. This course will help you to recognise and reduce risks and look at ways to support those who are vulnerable to this form of self-harm.

Red rope with a heart shaped knot isolated on white background to represent ligatures being used as a form of self-harm.

Course content

What is ligature.
Why might an individual use ligature.
Recognising when ligature may be used.
Risk assessment.
Supporting an individual and reducing risk.

learning outcomes

Understand what Ligature is.
Identify why someone may use ligature.
Recognise the signs of ligature use.
Identify first aid for someone who has used a ligature.
Identify reporting methods.

delivery styles

This course can help you to reduce risks improve care help others ...

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