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Indications for Application of a Tourniquet

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A tourniquet can help control life-threatening hemorrhage following trauma. However, improper use can result in unnecessary complications. A tourniquet should only be applied when the benefit outweighs the possible risks.

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