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 [...]

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, non-pneumatic [...]

10 Best Tourniquet Practices for Surgical Tourniquets

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 to [...]