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5 Myths About Tourniquets
Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:55 am
Re: 5 Myths About Tourniquets
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:03 am
Youre a medic, i'm a soldier.
Tourniquets are a very scetchy method of stopping bleeding. However if you use celox/quickclot, and woundpacking and it doesnt stop the bleeding you hove few options don't you? If you know how to put pressure on all mayor arterys and a pressure bandage, clotting compounds and wound packing dont work a descent tourniquet will save a life.
In combat you will encounter victims with wounds you will rarely encounter as a ambulance driver, and you don't know when you will be able to move or evacuate a wounded colleauge.
If you have an ambulance with you you know when you can evacuate someone and have some timeframe. We dont. Furthermore we have to work with common IFAK contents, not an entire ambulance full of equipment.
Even better you help people with the best training, equipment and experience, we just try to get someone alive to a FOB...
What do you think tourniquets are for?
Please respond in detail, you have alot more knowledge about trauma and aid.