Interrupción de sangrado con torniquete

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Interrupción de sangrado con torniquete

En los casos de sangrado severo por rompimiento de una arteria mayor, es posible que la presión sea insuficiente y se requiera un torniquete. Los torniquetes son un método efectivo para detener el sangrado de una extremidad. Sin embargo, ellos sí interrumpen la circulación hacia el miembro afectado y SOLAMENTE deben usarse cuando otros métodos, tales como los vendajes de presión, hayan fracasado o se prevea que no funcionarán. La presión del torniquete debe ser aliviada periódicamente para evitar daños al tejido por falta de oxígeno.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/01/2013
  • Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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