Relationship between tourniquet pressure and a cross-section area of superficial vein of forearm.

@article{Sasaki2012RelationshipBT,
  title={Relationship between tourniquet pressure and a cross-section area of superficial vein of forearm.},
  author={Shinsuke Sasaki and Naoki Murakami and Yuko Matsumura and Mika Ichimura and Masaharu Mori},
  journal={Acta medica Okayama},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={67-71}
}
This study investigated the appropriate tourniquet pressure (TP) and duration of tourniquet application for venipuncture by calculating the venous cross-section (VCS) area on ultrasonography. Twenty healthy volunteers without cardiovascular risk factors were enrolled in this study. A target vein (either a cephalic or median cubital vein) was selected on ultrasonography. The pneumatic tourniquet was inflated using a rapid cuff inflator system at setting pressure for 120 sec. TP strength was… CONTINUE READING