Article: PDF OnlyKracun Mary D. PhD RN CCRN; Wooten, Cheryl L. MSN, RN, CCRNCritical Care Nursing Quarterly: August 1998 - p 81 Buy Abstract Crush injuries result from prolonged entrapment or immobilization. The resultant complications can be devastating and fatal. There is significant tissue injury and muscle necrosis that may lead to one or more complications including compartment syndrome, rhabdomyolysis, renal failure, and coagulopathies. Using a case study format, this article discusses the chain of events surrounding crush injuries and the nursing management issues important for minimizing further complications for critically ill patients. © Williams & Wilkins 1998. All Rights Reserved.