Shooting Illustrated August Issue – The Definitive Source for The Modern Shooter
Fairfax, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- First responders have long viewed tourniquets as a last resort, but lessons learned during the Global War on Terror are changing that attitude—shooters who want to be prepared if disaster strikes at the range need to take notice.
“Range Medicine,” an article written by Paul Markel that appears in the August issue of Shooting Illustrated, explains, “The U.S. Army conducted a three-year study of tourniquet use in the field. After examining hundreds of cases, the Army did not find one instance where a tourniquet was the cause for amputation.”
“The section on the use of modern, purpose-built tourniquets is generating quite a bit of controversy,” said Shooting Illustrated Editor in Chief Guy J. Sagi. “In my dozen years of rescue work I never even thought about applying one, but Markel’s response to readers—citing the branches of the military now routinely teaching and recommending the use of a tourniquet to save our fighting men and women—is pretty compelling evidence.”
“I can put more oxygen into your lungs,” the decorated former Marine wrote. “I’ll blow it in. But, I can’t give you more blood.” Markel knows the subject well, thanks to his involvement in the Tactical Combat Casualty Care program for expeditionary troops preparing to deploy.
He is also a full-time small arms and tactics instructor for the U.S. Military and former Ohio law enforcement officer.
Look for the August issue of Shooting Illustrated, The Definitive Source for The Modern Shooter, at a newsstand near you, or subscribe by calling (877) 223-3840 or visiting www.ShootingIllustrated.com.