Fun with tourniquets! #trauma

Quick – take the picture will ya!

Yearly tourniquet competency – check!

Few notes for those that want to get/use one.

  • We all have bigger clothes (esp in the winter time). Get the larger width and size tourniquet.
  • Deploy and activate your equipment using your non dominate hand. It is likely that your primary hand maybe occupied or injured.
  • Tighten ALL the way down. And then turn until the bleeding stops.
  • Most importantly, train with your equipment…esp immediate critical intervention stuff.

Hope you never have to use this on anyone else or yourself.


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