IV Tourniquets are placed above the elbow to add compression to the patient's arm before venipuncture or to start an IV. The rubber tourniquet is lightweight and very flexible to pool the blood. The rubber material makes it easy to stretch, cross, and loop for fast application and quick release. An IV tourniquet is for single-patient use and is disposable. A standard tourniquet for sale measures an inch wide and 18 inches in length. The material comes in natural rubber latex and synthetic nitrile rubber. Generally, the natural off-white color signifies latex material. The latex-free tourniquets are a blue color making easy detection at-a-glance when a patient is allergic to latex.
Rubber IV Tourniquet Uses
- Blood Draw, IV Therapy, and Bleeding Control