Freedom of Information

Title : Dressing
Ref No : FOI/1038/17
Theme : Accident and Emergency
Final Outcome :
Reply Date : 26/10/2017 00:00:00
Description :

1) The number of times a an arterial tourniquet or haemostatic pressure dressing was been used by your services between 1st June 2016 and 31st May 2017. 2) The initial observations (blood pressure, pulse, & temperature) of the patients who received treatment with these devices. A similar request was made to all UK ambulance services last year and presented to an international conference of emergency service personnel with the aim of improving patient outcomes (see The purpose of this current request is to record any changing practice and compare care between several countries. If your own systems of recording are better suited to an alternative 12 month period we would happily accept results from any 12 months as close to this time as possible.

See attached response
Document : FOI1038.pdf