Study shows adult tourniquet suitable for school-age children

Researchers with Nemours Children’s Health System have shown the effectiveness of an adult tourniquet for use in children, according to a study published by the journal Pediatrics. While developed for adults, the military’s Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) is effective in controlling blood flow in children’s arms and legs, as measured by Doppler pulse. This is the first, prospective study on the device’s use in children.
Source: EurekaAlert,