first-aid-symbolTwo recently qualified doctors in the UK have developed a new disposable tourniquet that can limit the the spread of cross infections in hospitals. Tourniquets are used to cause veins to expand enabling blood samples to be taken or drips inserted.

The problem is that tourniquets, used in 40 million procedures performed each year in the UK, are reused again and again. Their product, the ‘Tournistrip,’ — a long strip of plasticized paper — is already generating interest and is slated to be inexpensive.

(READ the story from the BBC)

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