Testing of junctional tourniquets by military medics to control simulated groin hemorrhage.

@article{Kragh2014TestingOJ,
  title={Testing of junctional tourniquets by military medics to control simulated groin hemorrhage.},
  author={John F Kragh and Donald L Parsons and Russ S. Kotwal and Bijan Shams Kheirabadi and James Keith Aden and Robert Gerhardt and David G. Baer and Michael A. Dubick},
  journal={Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={58-63}
}
BACKGROUND Junctional hemorrhage is a common cause of death on the battlefield, but there is no documented direct comparison for the use of junctional tourniquet models by US medics. The purpose of this testing is to assess military medic experience with the use of junctional tourniquets in simulated out-of-hospital trauma care. METHODS Nine medics (seven men and two women) used four different junctional tourniquets: Combat Ready Clamp™ (CRoC™; http://www.combatmedicalsystems .com), Abdominal… CONTINUE READING

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