ASTM WK56860

    New Specification for for nonpneumatic limb tourniquets

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E54.08 | Committee E54 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for assessing performance. Requirements include those listed below: 1.Complete occlusion of arterial blood flow in thigh 2.Capable of easy release and re-application 3.Application time 60 seconds 4.Simplicity and ease of application in the tactical environment (dark, cold, hot, wet, sand, mud, or ice) 5.Minimal familiarization required for correct application 6.Locking device/technique to ensure no slipping or loosening of the tourniquet 7.Durability at extreme temperatures



    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    Casandra Robinson

    Draft Under Development