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Tourniquet Conversion: A Recommended Approach in the Prolonged Field Care Setting.

@article{Drew2015TourniquetCA,
  title={Tourniquet Conversion: A Recommended Approach in the Prolonged Field Care Setting.},
  author={B. Drew and D. Bird and M. Matteucci and S. Keenan},
  journal={Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          81-5
        }
}
  • B. Drew, D. Bird, +1 author S. Keenan
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals
  • Life-saving interventions take precedence over diagnostic maneuvers in the Care Under Fire stage of Tactical Combat Casualty Care. The immediate threat to life with an actively hemorrhaging extremity injury is addressed with the liberal and proper use of tourniquets. The emphasis on hemorrhage control has and will continue to result in the application of tourniquets that may not be needed past the Care Under Fire stage. As soon as tactically allowable, all tourniquets must be reassessed for… CONTINUE READING
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