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02-22-2013, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Kinjero View Post
I was under the impression that when a tourniquet was used, there was high risk to permanently damaging, and even possibly loosing the injured limb. Here's hoping Reds has a full recovery and is back with force next season.
You can exsanguinate in just a few minutes from a major arterial injury. A tourniquet can be life saving because sometimes it's difficult to apply direct pressure to a deep wound. A tourniquet can remain on a limb for a fair bit of time (much longer than it takes to bleed out) without long-term effects.
There is every reason to believe that Redmond will be back playing pro-hockey next year.

There are very good basic and advanced first aid courses out there. I hope this will inspire more hockey players to get educated. The courses are only a few days in duration and it looks like the Jets may have a long off-season.

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