2-26. CHECK EFFECTIVENESS OF TOURNIQUET

Check for a pulse below the tourniquet.

If the tourniquet has stopped arterial blood flow, there should be no pulse. Also, the bright red arterial bleeding will have stopped. If there is still a pulse below the tourniquet or if arterial bleeding continues, tighten the tourniquet.

CAUTION: Leave the tourniquet exposed so it can be located quickly by medical Personnel

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