Frequently asked questions about tourniquets

Where are the tourniquets used?

The tourniquets are being used in case of intravenous injections und for blood taking as well as to stop bleedings (emergency tourniquet).

How does the tourniquet work?

The tourniquet produces a congesting pressure on the soft parts of the extremity (arm, less often leg) in such a manner that the venous return flow is stopped; the arterial blood supply remains unaffected.

When did Prämeta tourniquets come first?

In the years after 1950 the manufacturing of the comfortable tourniquet developed by Dr. Bumm has been started; this tourniquet is currently still available under the name grey tourniquet.

What models are part of the tourniquet product line of Prämeta?

The actual product line of Prämeta tourniquets consists of five different models, which are covering up a wide range of functionalities in the field of blood congestion.

What aspects speak in favour of the application oft he Prämeta tourniquets?

Attractive design and ergonomics on the basis of long term experience, a well-established distribution net.

What makes the green tourniquet 902 so popular among the doctors and nurses?

Ever so often this tourniquet was copied but never bettered. The latex free high value fabric of the strap avoids allergic irritations. The million times proven buckle made of high value aluminum alloy prevents from skin and hair being caught in und allows a soft and absolutely free of shocks reduction of the congestion, which surely is appreciated by the patients. And in case the strap is worn out you can purchase a replacement strap – thus saving money.

What are the advantages the Easy-904 tourniquet is offering?

The Easy-904 tourniquet facilitates the work in problem cases. In a normal situation it can be applied in traditional manner (on the upper arm), that’s why it is good for the doctor or emergency case.
For patients with bad vein pressure and/or bad tissue it offers additionally the alternative application on the lower part of the arm, whereby the puncture vein running through the channel remains uncongested. On this occasion the entire venous return flow goes through this one vein being better filled with blood. This reduces the danger of vein collapse und blood donation is more accessible. In addition to it taking blood from an uncongested vein provides for unadulterated analytic results of critical values.