FOI 4320 Venous Tourniquets

This information relates to venous tourniquets used for phlebotomy procedures and not to surgical tourniquets used for exsanguination of limbs or extremities

 1. Does the trust use single use venous tourniquets, reusable tourniquets or both ?

All areas in the Trust use single-use
Except:
St Luke’s OPD Phlebotomy
Paediatric Phlebotomy clinic

2. What is the annual spend/usage on each category of tourniquet?

£63,700.00 for single-use
£87.25 for re-useable

 3. How many reported incidences of tourniquets being inadvertantly left on a patients arm have there been in the past 5 years ?

13.

 4. What is the value if any, of any litigation costs associated with any such incidences ?

Nil.

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