Tourni-Cot® Digit Tourniquet
The exsanguinating digit tourniquet
The world’s #1 selling digit tourniquet makes it safe and easy to achieve hemostasis on fingers and toes.
- Simple and Easy to Use
- Quick Hemostasis
- Sizes from Pediatrics to Big Toes
- Minimize Risks
- Similar Cost to Surgical Gloves
- Assembled in the USA
Using the Tourni-Cot®
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Mar-Med’s exsanguinating digit tourniquets, Tourni-Cot and Uni-Cot, create a bloodless field for emergency procedures on fingers and toes. A bloodless field allows visualization to improve care, reduce complications and facilitate the use of tissue adhesives. Improvised methods commonly used in emergency rooms, like using a penrose drain or surgical glove, are known to apply dangerous levels of pressure and even be forgotten in place, sometimes resulting in tissue injury or amputations. Pediatric and emergency departments are moving away from these risky improvised methods to digit tourniquets, and your facility should too!
Using the Tourni-Cot® is Easy for Fingers and Toes
Cases and Use Indications
Digit lacerations and avulsions – Exploration of foreign bodies and deeper injuries – Nail and nail bed injuries – Elective Procedures – And More!
TCS – small is used on very small digits and pediatrics patients.
TCM – medium is used typically on women’s and small adult digits.
TCL – large is our most commonly used size for adult digits.
TXL – extra-large is used for very large digits and big toes.
TMX – 5 units of each assorted size listed above.
TCU – universal size is used for any size digit.
Tourni-Cots come individually packaged, sterile, and are latex free. Mar-Med minimum order is 1 box of 20 units.
Tourni-Cot® Added Value
Digit tourniquets improve care by creating a bloodless field for procedures on fingers and toes. A bloodless field allows visualization and careful exploration which is critical to wound management. Digit injuries have high complication rates, mostly due to missed injuries with up to 38% of foreign bodies missed on the first visit to the emergency department. Additionally, digit tourniquets are known to facilitate the use of tissue adhesives, simplifying care and reducing emergency department visits. Improvised methods can apply dangerous pressure levels and even be forgotten in place, sometimes resulting in amputations. Our Tourni-Cot comes in four different sizes to fit all sizes of digits from pediatric patients all the way to massive big toes.
Mar-Med’s non-pneumatic digit tourniquets exsanguinate during application and constrict vessels once in place, making them quick and easy to use. The Tourni-Cot and Uni-Cot digit tourniquets have been proven to provide safe pressure and are designed to be conspicuous to minimize the risk of leaving a digit tourniquet in place. Mar-Med’s products communicate high quality of care to the patient and cost no more than some improvised methods, like using a sterile surgical glove set.
Tourni-Cot® Related Literature:
Comparison of Pressures Applied by Digital Tourniquets in the Emergency Department; Shadi Lahham, MS, et al.
- Summary: The Tourni-Cot provided hemostasis at safe pressures across all digit sizes.
Reducing Risks of Tourniquets Left on After Finger and Toe Surgery, UK NHS National Patient Safety Agency.
- Summary: Our Tourni-Cots and Uni-Cot CE marked digit tourniquets which are labelled and/or brightly coloured should be used, in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions. Surgical gloves should not be used as tourniquets.
Reducing Risk in Emergency Department Wound Management; James A. Pfaff, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, et al.
- Summary: Although substantial dollar amounts are not involved, wound-care litigation constitutes a significant number of lawsuits to emergency medicine physicians resulting in an increased drain on the physician’s time and exposing the physician to all the psychosocial effects involved in the medicolegal process. The procedures outlined in this articled paying attention to woundcare principles, involving patients in the medical decision-making process, and ensuring appropriate medical follow-updcan, it is hoped, reduce the incidence of medical claims.
“After graduation, this was the first product I ordered for my practice. They have proved to be versatile, reliable, and time efficient.”
“Using a product like the Tourni-Cot as opposed to a Penrose or rubber band communicates to our patients and staff that safety comes first in our practice.”
“Use only CE marked tourniquets which are labeled and/or brightly coloured to enhance visibility. Surgical gloves should not be used for this purpose.”
Tourni-Cot® Blog Posts
Mar-Med Sample Request History
Mar-Med has been around for almost 35 years. We have offered free samples of our devices for all of those years. We are confident in our devices so we want to make it easy for clinicians to trial them. You might receive samples by finding the Mar-Med booth at a trade...
Memorial Day Mishap
I carry a Tourni-Cot or Uni-Cot with me at all times because you never know when the need will arise. This past Memorial Day, as my friend Michael Beley chopped cilantro for the guacamole he was preparing, the need for a Tourni-Cot did arise. Michael nearly chopped...
How the United Kingdom Avoids Finger Amputations
Forgotten digital tourniquets leading to digit amputation is the single greatest risk posed by their use. Covering the digit in gauze before a patient is discharged can hide an inconspicuous tourniquet. Our most persistent competitor in the marketplace are improvised...