Work Item
ASTM WK56860

New Specification for for Nonpneumatic Limb Tourniquets

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




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


Developed by Subcommittee: E54.04

Committee: E54

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-06-2016

Technical Contact: Casandra Robinson

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