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WRAP triangular bandage around the limb
Wrap the broad fold triangular bandage around the limb and begin a knot.
A broad fold triangular bandage is more comfortable.
Insert anti-pinch card
Slip in an anti-pinch card under this knot. This stops the skin from being pinched during the turning stage which can be painful.
Insert Tourni-KEY into the knot
Insert the Tourni-KEY into the first knot
TIE off Tourni-KEY
Add another knot to lock in the Tourni-KEY and tighten this knot.
Now keep turning the tourniquet until the bleeding stops or is controlled to a slower flow.
This may hurt the casualty - reassure them.
Tighten the knot to secure the tourniquet in position
TWIST Tourni-KEY until bleeding stops then HOOK
Lock off the Tourni-KEY by hooking under the triangular bandage.
Write on the anti-pinch card the time the Tourni-KEY was applied
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