Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_7554

Date Request Received: 15/11/2023 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 05/12/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: Tourniquets - venepuncture, cannulation

Request Category: Students (Educational)

Question Number 1:
The type and number of tourniquets used for venepuncture and cannulation annually in your Hospital Trust, specifically whether you use single use (disposable) or reusable tourniquets and what material they are made out of.
Answer To Question 1:
NPC GTIN Description Brand MPC UOI Qty supplied
FWJ093 15060069283402 Single Use Tourniquet Single Use Quick Release Button Latex Free V-Loc 501110 Pack 100 859
FWJ113 05060040790076 Single Use Tourniquet Single Use Latex Free Band Type Blue Smooth T-Band Plus TBBN25 Box 25 2381

Question Number 2:
If you use a mix of both, whether there is there any Trust policy for deciding which tourniquet to use
Answer To Question 2:
The Trust do not hold policy information just for tourniquet use.
Question Number 3:
When you first introduced single use tourniquets, if you do use them.
Answer To Question 3:
This information is not held.
Question Number 4:
The cost per single use tourniquet/other type of tourniquet you use (or total annual cost)
Answer To Question 4:
£9000 per annum
Question Number 5:
The MRSA infection rates at your Trust, for three years either side of your introduction of single use tourniquets, referring to bloodstream infections (bacteremias) rather than surface carriage
Answer To Question 5:
The data can be found at
Question Number 6:
Whether you implemented any of the following infection control procedures within the same year as implementing single use tourniquets:

• Stricter hand hygiene policy

• Staff education programme on infection control procedures

• Screening of patients for MRSA on admission to hospital

• Isolation or decolonisation of patients who tested positive for MRSA
Answer To Question 6:
These measures were all in place prior to the introduction of single use tourniquets
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