Application of tourniquet in civilian trauma: Systematic review of the literature.

@article{Beaucreux2018ApplicationOT,
  title={Application of tourniquet in civilian trauma: Systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Charlotte Beaucreux and Benoit Vivien and Ethan A. Miles and Sylvain Ausset and Pierre Pasquier},
  journal={Anaesthesia, critical care & pain medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={
          597-606
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The effectiveness of a tourniquet (TQ) in case of extremity haemorrhages is well recognised to prevent deaths on the battlefield. However, little is known about the usefulness of TQ in civilian trauma settings, including terrorist attack situations. The aim of this systematic review was to analyse the evidence-based medical literature in order to precise the use of TQ in the management of extremity haemorrhages in civilian setting. METHODS Analysis of all studies published until… CONTINUE READING
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