High-Pressure Injection Injury

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High-pressure injection injuries, which occur when foreign material is accidentally injected into the skin ​​via high-pressure industrial equipment, may resemble nothing more than a pin-sized hole. However, despite their inconspicuous appearance, these injuries are a surgical emergency at best - and cause for amputation at worst.

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High-pressure injection injuries, also known as hydraulic/fluid injection injuries, are puncture wounds caused by accidental injection of foreign material into the skin at high pressure. These injuries typically occur in occupational settings where high-pressure industrial equipment is used for tasks such as inoculating animals, painting, lubricating, greasing and cleaning. High-pressure injection injuries are emergencies and must be managed and treated as soon as possible

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Jennifer Masmeyer
23 Mar 2022
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Very informative and useful
Bernadette Cescato
20 Mar 2022
Brilliant and informative article. Thoroughly recommend reading it.
Megan Liddell
18 May 2022
Interesting read.
Emily Labrum
28 May 2022
Really interesting read
Jessica French
12 May 2022
Enrolled Nurse
great to gain new knowledge
Brianna henkel
23 Mar 2022
Registered Nurse
Very informative. Interesting topic.
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Jean Batchelor
28 Mar 2022
A good attention grabber.
Sandra Fleisher
09 Apr 2022
very interesting. I like that treatment plans where included in this scenario as it helps me provide better treatments to my patients.
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