How to Apply a Tourniquet

HOW TO APPLY A TOURNIQUET

If you do have a trauma first aid kit:

For life-threatening bleeding from an arm or leg and a tourniquet is available:

Apply the tourniquet

1.

Identify massive bleeding.

2.

Stretch: for tourniquet-place above the wound (between wound and heart).

3.

WRAP: wrap tightly, ensuring ovals/rectangles change to circle/squares.

4.

TUCK: tuck the end. Pre-plan for best results

5.

Write the time of application on the tourniquet.

NOTE: A tourniquet will cause pain but it is necessary to stop life-threatening bleeding.