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It's important to know when and how to use a tourniquet. Above is how to
use a tourniquet correctly so you don't

Tips on tourniquet use:

A tourniquet's purpose is to stop bleeding fast (keep the blood in
the body where it belongs). This is the main reason for using a
tourniquet. You may need one more tourniquets.

  • Keep the tourniquet high and tight. The purpose is to shut
    down the artery.

  • Set the Timer. 2-4 hours. The timer tells the first responder
    how long the tourniquet has been on.

  • Wear gloves. Make sure to wear Nitrile gloves to provide a
    blood barrier between you and the patient.

Regarding snake bites:
In case of a snake bite, do NOT use a tourniquet to restrict blood
flow or you will keep venom in one place, and it will swell and
you may loose the appendage! When you trap venom, it causes
tissue damage and tissue death. Cutting a wound and sucking
out the venom, the way Hollywood portrays, is never

What can you do to help a snake bite victim, until help arrives?
  • Keep the snake bite victim still and calm.
  • Draw a circle around the affected area so you can tell if it is
    worsening or improving.
  • Keep the part of the body that has been bitten in a neutral
    position or just slightly below the level of the heart, and
    remove any jewelry to prevent edema (swelling).
  • Finally, be careful in dealing with a snake even if you think it
    is dead! It can still poison you with its venom.

Did you know most bites happen during farming? It's just another
reason to get yourself a snake-bite kit as a reminder that you
should never use a tourniquet to resolve a snake bite.

Happy endings...
Now that you know the real use of a tourniquet, go get yourself
as snake bite kit!

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