Tourniquet use - page 2

Questions about tourniquets: 1) Are you using them? 2) Are you receiving patients from EMS with them in place? If so, how do you manage them? Thanks! Mark Boswell MSN, FNP-BC, CEN, CFRN,... Read More

  1. Visit  PetiteOpRN profile page
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    Quote from dacaptain84

    Working in an OR we have used constrictive bands, but only for IV usage.
    Is Dr. Lambotte on staff in your OR? Everyone wears while silk gloves?

    I wish I was that good. All my patients tend to bleed.























  2. Visit  Murse901 profile page
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    Quote from dacaptain84
    When I was in the army there response to just about everything was to apply a tourniquet....bleeding? Tourniquet!
    Tourniquet as first line of treatment for hemorrhage is actually becoming the standard in EMS, rather than the oh-god-anything-but-the-tourniquet method of thinking that many people have. Turns out that maybe the military has had the right idea all along.

    Also, I'm very pro-tourniquet for headaches. Cut off blood flow to the brain - poof! Headache's gone!

    http://www.jems.com/article/major-in...urniquet-first
    mwboswell and casi like this.
  3. Visit  Anna Flaxis profile page
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    Quote from Murse901
    Also, I'm very pro-tourniquet for headaches. Cut off blood flow to the brain - poof! Headache's gone!
    LOL!
  4. Visit  drsmith917 profile page
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    Every U.S. soldier deployed to a combat area is issued C-A-Tourniquets. If you google the clinical research done by the U.S. Army, you'll find a number of tourniquet myths debunked and they have been credited with saving over 1,000 lives. The military has taken a more liberal approach to the use of tourniquets because of the clinical studies and results. The company I work for manufactures the C-A-Tourniquet shown in this thread. We also make a bright orange tourniquet for EMS use. It is crucial to note the time of application on the tab provided and always look for a tourniquet on incoming patients.

    Here is a good case study/discussion in EMS world: http://emsworld.epubxp.com/issue/39236/31
    Last edit by drsmith917 on Sep 26, '11 : Reason: mispelling
  5. Visit  Rob72 profile page
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    You'll be seeing some in the not too distant future.
    http://www.coalitiontacticalmedicine...20Medicine.pdf
  6. Visit  drsmith917 profile page
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    Rob,
    Thanks so much for the post! I'll see if I can make contact with some of the leadership and offer our support.

    Take care,
    Dave
  7. Visit  Rob72 profile page
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    I have a couple of your bindy-tie-er-off-thingies myself Dave. Couple other products I like also, but yours is pretty handy.


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