ROTATING TOURNIQUET, BLOODLESS PHLEBOTOMY

PURPOSE:
  • to decrease congestion in the heart
  • to decrease venous return
STEPS:
  • apply the tourniquet: 3 extremities are occluded, leave 1 extremity free
  • after 15 minutes, rotate the tourniquet, rotate in a clockwise direction
  • rotate the tourniquet 3 times
  • remove the tourniquet
EXAMPLE:
  • 1 - 12:00 PM tourniquet is applied
  • 2 - 12:15 PM rotate the tourniquet
  • 3 - 12:30 PM rotate the tourniquet
  • 4 - 12:45 PM rotate the tourniquet
  • 5 - 1:00 PM remove all the tourniquet
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2 comments:

  1. Thanks to this post! I can apply this in our phlebotomy training class. I'm having a hard time mastering the technique in drawing blood.

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  2. I have been able to save many lives working in a remote health post by applying rotating tourniquets!

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