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Pressure Immobilization

Pressure Immobilization Technique


Many venoms travel around the body via the lymphatic system, a system of ducts, vessels and nodes throughout the body.

This technique can be used to slow the spread of venom through the lymphatic system.

It should be used after envenomation by a sea snake, blue-ringed octopus or cone shell.

Pressure Immobilization Treatment

The following steps should be taken immediately after envenomation;

Note: Check for adequate circulation beyond the bandage. Fingers or toes should remain pink and with normal sensation and a pulse should be able to be felt beyond the bandage.

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