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FDA Notice SAM Junctional Tourniquet
SAM Junctional Tourniquet Accessory (Axilla) Strap/SAM Medical Products: Recall – Potential Clip Failure AUDIENCE: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Risk Manager ISSUE: SAM Medical Products notified customers of a voluntary recall to address a potential issue with a clip used to secure the accessory strap used for the Axilla application of the SAM Junctional Tourniquet (SJT). […]
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An Evidence-Based Prehospital Guideline For External Hemorrhage Control
Here is a recent article enumerating acceptable guidelines for civilian-based, pre-hospital hemorrhage control. The authors reviewed existing literature and a predetermined methodology to established evidence-based criteria for the use of tourniquets and hemostatic dressings. Pay special attention to the recommended equipment (e.g., windlass tourniquets) and, more important, equipment they specifically recommend against (rubber band […]
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