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BOAST - The Safe Use of Intraoperative Tourniquets

Released on - 11/10/2021

BOAST - The Safe Use of Intraoperative Tourniquets

Background

Local tissue damage is a significant potential consequence of tourniquet use, particularly in vulnerable patients. All users should be aware of strategies for the prevention, diagnosis and management of tourniquet related injuries and that their early appreciation is imperative. This may be particularly challenging in patients undergoing regional anaesthesia and in patients unable to communicate adequately.

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