NPSA Use of plastic bags for self- harm

 In Clinical Guidelines, NPSA Warnings

The NPSA has issued a warning to mental health inpatient units following a number of reported self-harm incidents involving plastic bags which have been used over the head in attempts to suffocate; or around the neck to self-strangulate or used as a ligature.

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