VIDEO: NEW TCCC TOURNIQUETS (companion video to a recent article)
Tourniquets to control bleeding has been in use for centuries, sometimes praised and sometimes reviled as a tool of the devil. Painful lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, however, lead us to believe that they save lives that would otherwise be lost to hemorrhage. In civilian life, the rapid and effective use of a tourniquet by those at the scene gives valuable time for emergency medical personnel to arrive. In survival settings, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know having tourniquets in your medical kit is not a bad idea.
Here’s Joe Alton MD discussing the new tourniquets recently approved by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care:
Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,
Joe Alton MD
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