Frequently Asked Questions
1.) What is the best way to determine the lowest
effective tourniquet pressure?
2.) What is a good protocol or clinical practice
guideline concerning the use of tourniquets for IVRA or
3.) For pediatric patients, what is a good protocol to
4.) Should a soft bandage (such as stockinet or
webril) be applied to the limb at the cuff site?
||Refer to the following two studies:
SJ, Wilmink M, Inkpen K, and McEwen JA: 'Pediatric
tourniquets: Analysis of cuff/limb interface, current
practice, and guideline for use' Journal of Pediatric
Orthopaedics 21(5): 671-6 (Sept-Oct 2001)
McEwen JA and Inkpen K: 'Tourniquet safety: Preventing
skin injuries.' The Surgical Technologist 34(8) (Aug
2002): 6 - 15.
5.) Should a tourniquet be used on a patient who has a
prior femoral-popliteal bypass?
6.) For patients having large and obese thighs, what
types of cuffs are used, how are they to be applied, and how are
tourniquet pressure settings estimated?