The Tourniquet: Saving Lives As A Combat Medic

There are many schools of teaching in first aid, but few know how to keep it SIMPLE quite like the Combat Medic. Sure, modern medics carry bags full of fancy gear, and they use it too–but what they can do in lieu of these tools is what a man should know for survival.

In this article, former Army medic Bruce A. West throws out the myths surrounding the tourniquet, dives into its the history, and explains when and how to save a life.

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