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Tournistrip: Simple and cheap tech for reducing hospital infections

There will surely be challenges to adapting the “Tournistrip” to low resource settings, however, it is a cheap and simple way to cut hospital infections due to the high volume reuse of traditional tourniquets. I am just shocked that they don’t already do this in hospitals found in the West:

“Two recently qualified doctors believe they could have found an important weapon in the fight against hospital acquired infection – and it costs just pence.” Full story at BBC News: Simple band could cut hospital bugs.

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Written by Aman

August 22, 2007 at 9:40 am

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