Tourniquets credited in Boston with saving lives
U.S. Army medics are issued the Combat Application Tourniquet to help save lives by pinching off the blood flow above a wound.
Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:00 am
The makeshift tourniquets used by bystanders at the Boston Marathon bombings included runners' shirts tied in knots and belts that had to be tightened well past any pre-punched holes.
When you're trying to stop massive bleeding from an arm or a leg, you do what's necessary.
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