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Improvised vs Commercial Tourniquets

20:00 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | JAMA

To the Editor Dr Galante’s Patient Page on tourniquet use would have been improved if he had mentioned use of commercial tourniquets that have demonstrated success on the battlefield and are available to civilian communities. The US military’s experience, which revolutionized point-of-injury hemorrhage control, saved 1000 to 2000 lives on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. That knowledge has been translated to civilian practice.

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