A good tourniquet ought to be soft and wide at least 1.5 inches wide and not wider than 3 inches. The most effective size is about 2 inches wide. To be effective, the circumferential pressure needs to be sufficient to stop bleeding.
Introduction There is a lot of debate in the use of tourniquets today. This conversation is not just in urban EMS but is creeping into the wilderness EMS as well. […]
Taping the knee takes some practice and I recommend that you find a partner and practice, practice and the practice some more. Underwrap should not be used because adequate traction […]
Medial tibial stress syndrome, commonly referred to as “shin splints,” can be taped for support and comfort. Shin splints develop when the connective tissue behind the tibia, on your lower […]
Taping toes that are sprained or fractured is simple and effective. This treatment involves buddy-taping to the adjacent toe with one or two pieces of tape to provide support. In […]
The most common injury to the lower extremity while hiking is a sprained ankle. Pain and swelling linger for several days, and taping can help offer support if the patient […]