A simple tourniquet for procedures involving fingers or toes
DR SARAH Larkins, from Townsville, sends a neat way of obtaining a tourniquet for procedures involving fingers or toes, particularly wedge excisions.
Many of us dash out to the front desk to pinch a rubber band from the receptionist, but perhaps that practice is a little unsavoury in that one can never be sure where the rubber band has been.
Dr Larkins suggests getting a non-sterile glove, then cutting circumferentially around the cuff end.
Put this to soak in your prep solution. “Voila!” she writes, “A clean, disposable, multi-sized tourniquet for toes.”