Stabbing injuries

Patricia Scott, Gill Mackenzie

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Stabbing injuries are likened to an iceberg as the seemingly small laceration or puncture wound provides a marker below which major organ of vessel trauma may exist. Low velocity pentrating injuries commonly occur in the younger adult male. In a study of 80, 20-39 year olds in a major trauma unit in the north of England, 71 cases of penetrating injuries involved males. This paper considers the mechanism of injury/attack, altered physiology, trauma management taises the issue of legislative change in the restriction of knife sales inorder to protect the public.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-19
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency Nurse
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997


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