Translation of tourniquet in Spanish:


torniquete, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtɔːnɪkeɪ//ˈtʊənɪkeɪ//ˈtərnəkət/


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    torniquete masculine
    • This model has been used for a broad range of medical products, from highly developed diagnostic and patient-monitoring systems to high-tech bandages and one-handed tourniquets.
    • Staff members who needed to draw Mr L's blood were instructed to use glass syringes, latex-free gloves, and blood pressure cuffs wrapped in gauze rather than tourniquets.
    • For example, at St Francis Medical Center, safe use of tourniquets is included in the orthopedic orientation.
    • For limb wounds, a pneumatic tourniquet should be used if possible to reduce blood loss.
    • Many surgeons use a tourniquet (a tight band) around the thigh, which reduces blood flow around the knee.
    • The circulating nurse deflates the tourniquet after the elastic bandage is in place.
    • The doctor uses a hand or a tourniquet to temporarily block off the blood flow in the veins.
    • The surgeon may encircle vessels with umbilical tapes and tourniquets to control blood flow later in the procedure.
    • These recommended practices provide guidelines for use of pneumatic tourniquets, which primarily are used to occlude blood flow and obtain a near bloodless field for extremity surgery.
    • A perioperative success is freedom from a tourniquet injury, not just the task of applying the tourniquet.
    • Drain blood from the finger and apply a tourniquet using a rubber band or a small Penrose drain at the base of the affected digit.
    • Frequently he would return to the ward at night to check a plaster or that a tourniquet had not been left in situ inadvertently.
    • Do not use a tourniquet (to cut off circulation to the affected limb) or try to cut or suck the venom from the wound.
    • She winced as she pulled the tourniquet tight but knew it was better than losing consciousness due to loss of blood.
    • Simultaneous surgeries requiring tourniquets or short time periods between tourniquet release can increase complications and allow the release of larger amounts of fat emboli into the circulation.
    • This does not preclude the operating physician's applying the tourniquet as he or she wishes.
    • In the past, physicians attempted to relieve the symptoms of congestive heart failure by using rotating tourniquets and diuretics.
    • Nurse Friendly checks the tourniquet; finds the pressure is low and adjusts it to the correct pressure.
    • Sailors tore T-shirts to create bandages and tourniquets; they improvised and did whatever was needed.
    • An alert Sailor called for someone to summon the corpsman and then he dropped to the deck to close off the blood loss by use of a tourniquet.