ICRC Pre-Hospital Emergency Care: Guidance for Applying Tourniquets

26 October 2023
ICRC Pre-Hospital Emergency Care: Guidance for Applying Tourniquets
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This document seeks to provide guidance in the use of tourniquets in contexts where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works. It may be used directly by trained professionals or to train emergency and other responders in the use of tourniquets. It is designed for use in environments where resources are scarce and/or travel times to comprehensive care long; it will also be useful for weapon bearers with limited medical resources. In contexts that do not have these restrictions, the guidance may, in certain circumstances, be altered after consultation with the Health Unit in Geneva.