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Limb Occlusion Pressure (LOP)

What is Tourniquet “Limb Occlusion Pressure” (LOP)? Limb Occlusion Pressure (LOP) is the minimum pressure required, at a specific time in a specific tourniquet cuff applied to a specific patient’s limb at a specific location, to stop the flow of arterial blood into the limb distal to the cuff. Many studies and reviews published in [...]

Intravenous Regional Anesthesia (IVRA)

What is Intravenous Regional Anesthesia? Intravenous regional anesthesia is a tourniquet-related alternative to general anesthesia for limb surgeries. It is inexpensive and widely used for both adults and pediatric patients, with the frequency varying by the type of surgery and practice patterns [1]. In IVRA, a dual-bladder cuff or two single-bladder cuffs are applied proximal [...]

Hazards of Narrow, Non-Pneumatic Elastic Ring tourniquets

Hazards and injuries associated with elastic ring tourniquets A recent report of a serious injury and a death associated with the use of a non-pneumatic, elastic ring tourniquets provides motivation for reviewing the underlying mechanism of tourniquet-related hazards and injuries, and for establishing tourniquet safety guidelines for minimizing the probability of such injuries. Elastic, [...]

FDA Requirements for Pneumatic Tourniquets in the United States

What are pneumatic tourniquets? A pneumatic tourniquet is a medical device consisting of a pressure-regulating unit which can be operated manually or automatically, connecting tubing, and an inflatable cuff. Pneumatic tourniquets are intended to reduce or totally occlude circulation to a patient's limb to enable a licensed healthcare practitioner to perform a therapeutic function. Note [...]

Equipment Preparation

For the best patient outcome, it is important that all equipment is assembled, calibrated, and tested prior to its use. The following sections highlights some key considerations during equipment assembling, calibration and testing. Assembling equipment and supplies Efficiency in the operating room demands that all of the necessary equipment and supplies be assembled before the [...]

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10 Best Tourniquet Practices for Surgical Tourniquets in 2018

Best Tourniquet Practices There are many types of tourniquet cuffs, instruments, and limb protection sleeves available for the clinicians. Due to common misconceptions and misinformation, it may be a challenge to select and use the most appropriate tourniquet technology for your patients. Here is our list of top 10 best tourniquet practices you need [...]