First Case Report of SAM (registered trademark) Junctional Tourniquet Use in Afghanistan to Control Inguinal Hemorrhage on the Battlefield
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
Pagination or Media Count:
Junctional hemorrhage, bleeding that occurs at the junction of the trunk and its appendages, is the most common preventable cause of death from compressible hemorrhage on the battlefield. As of January 2014, four types of junctional tourniquets have been developed and cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA. Successful use of the Abdominal Aortic Tourniquet AAT and Combat Ready Clamp CRoC has already been reported. We report here the first known prehospital use of the SAM Junctional Tourniquet SJT for a battlefield casualty with inguinal junctional hemorrhage.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies