Pneumatic tourniquet cuffs are single- or dual-bladder inflatable cuffs designed to apply pressure on the arterial blood flow in a limb to create a bloodless surgical field. The tourniquet system consists of a pressure regulated control unit, hose assembly and an inflatable tourniquet cuff. The cuff inflates with air to a preset pressure to compress the patient’s blood vessels during surgical procedures, thus ensuring a bloodless operative field.
Decontamination and cleaning:
- Reprocessed tourniquet cuffs are decontaminated and cleaned through a multi-step process that involves pre-treatment of visible soil using cleaning agents, tailored to all soil types
Performance testing and inspection:
- Every tourniquet cuff is inspected throughout various steps of the production process to ensure non-conforming products are rejected. Devices are inspected for debris, contamination and for overall device integrity
- Tourniquet cuffs are inspected to ensure tubing is not kinked, which could potentially restrict pressurized air flow
- All devices are inflation tested using a proprietary fixture that has an accuracy of detecting leaks as small as ±0.025 liters per minute
- Routine quality control audits and daily monitoring ensure process integrity
- Additionally, finished product performance attributes including cleaning end points are routinely subjected to random sampling and testing
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