Effectiveness of self-applied tourniquets in human volunteers.

@article{Walters2005EffectivenessOS,
  title={Effectiveness of self-applied tourniquets in human volunteers.},
  author={T. J. Walters and Joseph C. Wenke and David Seth Kauvar and John G. McManus and John B. Holcomb and David G. Baer},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={416-22}
}
BACKGROUND Tourniquets are not commonly used in routine extremity trauma, but can be vital for hemorrhage control in austere conditions. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness in human volunteers of currently available self-applied tourniquets for extremity hemorrhage. METHODS Seven tourniquets were tested on the thigh for elimination of detectable distal pulse by Doppler auscultation at the popliteal artery (experiment I, n = 18 subjects). The tourniquets that were effective in >or=80… CONTINUE READING
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