Abdominal aortic tourniquet? Use in afghanistan

J Spec Oper Med. Summer 2013;13(2):1-2.


The Abdominal Aortic Tourniquet? was used recently used in Afghanistan to control severe hemorrhage in a casualty who had traumatic bilateral amputations of the lower extremities. Excerpts from the medical provider?s account of the tactical evacuation phase of care are provided.

MeSH terms

  • Afghanistan
  • Hemorrhage
  • Humans
  • Military Medicine*
  • Tourniquets*