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Survey of the Indications for Use of Emergency Tourniquets

Kragh, J.F., O Neill, M.L., Beebe, D.F., et al. (2011). Survey of the Indications for Use of Emergency Tourniquets. Journal of Special Operations Medicine. 11(1):30-8.

The authors analyzed data on emergency tourniquet use from a large clinical study to define emergency tourniquet use indications to stop limb bleeding. They concluded that tourniquets should be used on any compressible limb wounds having possibly lethal hemorrhages. They call for additional research to address the gaps in knowledge that exist regarding tourniquet use.
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