Originally Posted By: Russ

Earlier in the thread we discussed ďimprovisationĒ and thatís always good, but improvisation takes time and sometimes thatís time the victim does not have available. A dedicated tourniquet is easier and quicker to deploy if you have one, and you donít need to worry about your favorite belt being trashed when it arrives at the ER (you ainít getting it back). [/quote]

A dedicated tourniquet is also more effective than most improvised ones.