tourniquet

Tourniquet should be applied as tight as possible.  As you tighten a tourniquet, you first stop the venous return and then the arteries.  If you just stop the veins, you can make the situation much worse so it must be applied tight even though this may be painful to the patient.

Learn more about catastrophic bleeding, tourniquets and haemostatic dressings. Video online training at www.protourniquet.co.uk.

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