Tourniquets and being prepared at home and in public locations

Tourniquets – Not a Last Resort

[] An update for those of you who haven’t attended a proper first aid class in the last 20 years.  Tourniquets are not the last resort to control bleeding.  At times, they are the first choice.  Tourniquets should be immediately applied in the following instances:

-When direct pressure is not controlling the bleeding

-Any sign of spurting arterial bleeding

-Any traumatic amputation

Learn how to use tourniquets.  They are the easiest and most effective intervention you can personally administer after a mass shooting or other crime of violence.

On the same topic, you should also read Effecting Your Survival in a Mass Killing.

[ShastaDefense] Also, instruction as to use of tourniquets is in Section II, at 4-9 and following, in the Attached is a copy of the Combat Lifesaver course materials  HERE