Friday, March 18, 2016

North American Combat Application Tourniquet: “Combat Proven and Laboratory Tested”

Praised as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. Army, the North American Rescue (NAR) Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T®) has been tested and proven to completely occlude blood flow from an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with a significant hemorrhage. Continue reading for more information.

Used by both conventional and special operations forces, the C-A-T® uses a sturdy windlass system coupled with a patented, free-moving internal band that provides circumferential pressure to the extremity. Small, cost-effective, and designed to perform in all weather conditions, it features NAR’s Red Tip Technology ® that utilizes a red, elliptical tip designed to assist users in locating and threading during application.

Watch the video below for an in-depth demonstration of the C-A-T®:

Get more information on the NAR C-A-T® at

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