Tourniquets

Product Description

This is a Safer Injecting product.

Tourniquets or “ties” are used to “tie off” and restrict venous blood flow causing the veins to bulge out and become accessible to facilitate injection.

OHRDP provides thin, pliable, latex-free, non-porous, quick-release tourniquets. These single-person tourniquets are less likely to cause trauma to the veins than other commonly used ties such as belts, bandanas, condoms, wire, rope and shoelaces1.

Best Practice

Best Practice:

Use a single-person tourniquet for each injection to reduce transmission of HIV, hepatitis C (HCV) and other pathogens. Tourniquets contaminated with bacteria can cause abscesses (e.g., MRSA). Makeshift equipment can cause trauma to veins and impair blood circulation.