Year: 1989 Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine, v.7, no.5, (1989), p.529-530 SIEC No: 19900461

Discusses the medical management of the suicidal hanging victim, noting that the first priority is to achieve intubation & hyperventilation, & to attempt to control the hypoxic cerebral & subsequent pulmonary edema. Emphasizes that oral intubation is safe in this condition. (7 ref)