Tourniquet Conversion is a basic skill required by military medics. In Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military had quick evacuation (TACEVAC/MEDEVAC) times and casualties were able to reach definitive care rapidly. Unfortunately, evacuation times are unlikely to remain brief in future military settings. Civilian transport times vary widely from urban to rural areas under normal circumstances, let alone in an active violent incident or an MCI.
Complicating the discussion, there are a plethora of definitions/descriptions being used interchangeably (e.g. TQ down grade, TQ exchange, TQ Upgrade, TQ Replacement, etc…),which adds to the confusion. Tourniquet conversion protocols are not well established in either the military or civilian settings, and training varies greatly between organizations.
This one-hour question based webinar will combine the scientific expertise of Dr. John Kragh and his years of tourniquet research, the hard-earned experience from the Ranger Regiment using their well-established tourniquet conversion procedure, and the current practices of tourniquet conversion in civilian law enforcement / EMS provided by Dr. Mike Shertz, Emergency Physician and EMS medical director.
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