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Anvendelse af præhospital tourniquet ved livstruende ekstremitetstraumer

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Translated title of the contributionThe use of pre-hospital tourniquets in life-threatening extremity traumas

Tourniquets have been used for centuries. They have been called lifesavers and "an invention of the evil one". 90.9% of deaths on the battlefields result from haemorrhage. Lessons learned du­ring the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have developed the treat­ment given to hypovolaemic patients on the battlefield. Treating bleeding and hypovolaemia is now considered as the primary intervention. The tourniquet has proven to be an indis­pensable tool treating wounded soldiers, with little risk of complications. The tourniquet might also show to be a valuable asset in a pre-hospital urban setting.

Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskr Laeger
Volume177
Issue number34
Pages (from-to)1609-12
Number of pages4
ISSN0041-5782
StatePublished - 17 Aug 2015

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