Pressure immobilisation bandages in first‐aid treatment of jellyfish envenomation: current recommendations reconsidered

@article{Pereira2000PressureIB,
  title={Pressure immobilisation bandages in first‐aid treatment of jellyfish envenomation: current recommendations reconsidered},
  author={Peter L Pereira and Paul Cullen and Richard F Mulcahy and Mark Little and Teresa J. Carrette and Jamie E Seymour},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={2000},
  volume={173}
}
To evaluate whether applying pressure equivalent to that of pressure immobilisation bandages (PIB) causes release of additional venom from discharged jellyfish nematocysts. 

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