Thursday, August 13, 2015

C-A-T (Combat Application Tourniquet)

The official tourniquet of the U.S. Army since 2005, the C-A-T (Combat Application Tourniquet) by North American Rescue utilizes a durable windlass system that features a patented, free-moving internal band, which provides excellent circumferential pressure to the extremities.

If the C-A-T is tightened adequately, the bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is applied, which secures the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. There're no screws and clips with the C-A-T, which keeps operation easy and quick, and helps manage stress during intense situations. 

Awarded as one of the "Top 10 Greatest Inventions" by the U.S. Army, it is used by both conventional and special operation forces. It is the true one-handed-tourniquet, proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities.

The C-A-T is both small and cost-effective. Check it out in more detail over on

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