- Traumatic Amputations. Willis, George C.; Reynolds, Joshua // Emergency Medicine Reports;11/7/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 25, p285
The article discusses a study conducted to inform emergency providers about proper care and management of traumatic amputations. It has been informed that the primary immediate complication of traumatic amputations is hemorrhage. It has been informed that tourniquets helps in managing...
- When and How to Use a Tourniquet. Daskal, Barry S. // Fire Engineering;Nov2007, Vol. 160 Issue 11, p30
The author reports on the ways in which tourniquets should be used. According to the article, tourniquets should be used when bleeding cannot be stopped by other methods, an entrapped limb which cannot be reached is bleeding and when limbs are severed. A traffic accident which occurred where...
- Tourniquet use in the civilian prehospital setting. Lee, C.; Porter, K. M.; Hodgetts, T. J. // Emergency Medicine Journal;Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p584
The article discusses the use of tourniquet to prevent or control hemorrhage from limb injury in a civilian pre-hospital environment. Because of possible complications, the use of tourniquets in civilian pre-hospital setting is discouraged. However, tourniquet use in the civilian pre-hospital...
- All Bleeding Stops Eventually. Smith, Michael D. // Fire Engineering;Feb2008, Vol. 161 Issue 2, p24
The article discusses different ways for firefighters or Emergency Medical Services to stop uncontrolled external hemorrhages in bleeding emergencies, including hemostatic medical dressings, such as zeolite powder or chitosan, and tourniquets. Hemostatic adjuncts work by accelerating blood...
- Doctors sacrifice a leg to save a life. // People;5/8/95, Vol. 43 Issue 18, p55
Recounts how Dana Bradley, a 20-year-old mother of two, was rescued from the rubble of the bombing. Why her right leg had to be amputated; Dr. Andy Sullivan, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and Dr. David Tuggle; Description of the procedure; The fate of Bradley's family.
- Uncontrollable bleeding under tourniquet. Bunker, T.D.; Ratliff, A.H.C. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);6/23/1984, Vol. 288 Issue 6434, p1905
Reports a case of uncontrollable bleeding under tourniquet. Implication of arterial calcification of the femoral vessel; Reference to the case of a retired teacher; Suggestion to not increase tourniquet pressure in an attempt to control the bleeding.
- The Tourniquet. Kravetz, Robert E. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec2001, Vol. 96 Issue 12, p3425
Looks at the discovery of screw tourniquet in 1718 by Jean Louis Petit. Description of early tourniquets; Description of the screw tourniquet.
- Tourniquet in knee surgery. Papalia, Rocco; Zampogna, Biagio; Franceschi, Francesco; Torre, Guglielmo; Maffulli, Nicola; Denaro, Vincenzo // British Medical Bulletin;Sep2014, Vol. 111 Issue 1, p63
Introduction The tourniquet is a surgical device composed of a round pneumatic cuff in which air at high pressure can be inflated with an automatic programmable pump to avoid bleeding and technical impediment. Sources of data Comprehensive searches of Medline, Cochrane and Google Scholar...
- THE ULTRASONIC TOURNIQUET. T. H. // Esquire;Dec2006, Vol. 146 Issue 6, p206
This article offers a look at the product development for the ultrasonic tourniquet, a portable cuff that will use sound waves to locate wounds and stop them from bleeding. Low-intensity ultrasonic beams will pinpoint the injuries and high-intensity ultrasound will heat the wounds, coagulating...