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. […]
Burns are one of biggest risks in the outdoors. Campers, hikers and backpackers all use some heat source to cook their meals, and relax. I can’t tell you the number […]