Disposable tourniquets are coming

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We will shortly be moving from our current blue fabric, reusable tourniquet to a single-use tourniquet.

The risk of MRSA contamination in reusable tourniquets has been documented to be as high as 25 per cent, putting a high percentage of our patients at unnecessary risk of infection.

The disposable tourniquet ensures it harbours no bacteria from cross-contamination, helping improve infection control and patient experience.

The soft silicone will provide patient comfort particularly for those that have soft and frail skin. They can be joined together to make a longer tourniquet for our bariatric patients whilst still retaining its quick release feature. This will improve our ability to multi-task during the procedure and infection prevention compliance.

Keep an eye out for these tourniquets, coming to a station near you!

Published 1st September, 2017

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