Improvised tourniquets are extremely effective and should be readily available.

As stated previously, the immediate need for access to a tourniquet is essential to the combat medic. A limited number of manufactured tourniquets may be available.

There are many techniques for pre-tying the windlass device to the cravat so that tourniquet application can be faster. The following steps do not address many of these techniques, but they give the good basic technique.

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