Martial Arts Maneuver the Future in Trauma Emergencies

SEATTLE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) An emergency medical professor from the University of Washington School of Medicine was subdued during a Jiu Jitsu class when he realized he just found a way to save the lives of trauma victims. Dr. Nathan White was being held in a knee mount move and recognized the pressure applied to his abdomen might decrease blood flow to his legs. After researching the technique on multiple healthy subjects, ultrasounds confirmed that performing the maneuver at the abdomen, shoulder and groin reduced blood flow to the brachial and femoral arteries. This easy to learn move may be the best option for traumas where tourniquets are not available. The findings

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