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CAT Tourniquet - Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T)

4.7 out of 5 stars 206 customer reviews

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name CAT
Import Designation Made in USA
UNSPSC Code 42172001

Noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma... See more product details


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Product Features

  • Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper and lower extremities by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research
  • Featuring NAR's Red Tip TechnologyTM with a red elliptical tip to assist user in locating and threading during application
  • Reinforced windlass clip & highly visible security tab includes a write-able area to record the time of application
  • Designed to perform in all weather conditions
  • Official tourniquet of the U.S. army

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00MA6XVVC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,586 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)

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Product Description

Noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma The C-A-T® is a true one-handed tourniquet proven to be 100% effective by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research. Tests proved that the C-A-T® completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage. The C-A-T® utilizes a durable windlass system with a free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A Hook and Loop strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The C-A-T®'s unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.

Customer Reviews

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I am a Healthcare Army; commonly refered to as a 'Combat Medic'. We train on these things until we can apply them on ourselves single-handedly in under two minutes, faster on another person. In optimal (classroom) trials we average under thirty seconds to proper placement.
The CAT is an excellent and simple product of good quality and very effective for the job it was created for. However, as easy and effective as this tourniquet is; it's also just a tool. If purchasing this tool for yourself be absolutely sure that you know HOW to use it and how to know you've used it RIGHT. Application of the CAT is simple, but so is messing up and when you NEED a tourniquet, there's no time to read the instructions.
If you're purchasing this for a friend, check to make sure they also understand how to use it and if purchasing this for a soldier/airman/sailor/marrine/combatant/non-combatant overseas in hostile areas... consider sending more. Thank you.
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We use these in the Army both overseas and during training. On all 3 of my deployments, 2 to Iraq, 1 to afghanistan, I personally have had to use the CAT on real world, severely wounded coalition soldiers and civilians. I now keep several of these in my personal first aid kits, my vehicle, my Kelty backpack and my pocket if I believe I'm doing something particularly dangerous. It's light weight, easy to use, and well made so what's the excuse not to have one?
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I know a guy who took a 7.62x54R FMJ from a PKM in Afghanistan. It hit him just above the left knee and went right through to the other side. He was able to use the tourniquet on himself while the rest of his team returned fire.

My understanding is that in his wild frenzy to save his own life, he tightened it enough to then proceed to break his femur, an impressive feat, no doubt. That said, it said his life by keeping more blood inside his body than out while he awaited evac.

So it works. We know that much.
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I have not been able to use it and I honestly hope that I never will. It arrived on time in good condition and good packaging. It seems like a good tourniquet that will complete the job.
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Military grade CAT with instructions. This is the real deal! The price point is right, and the equipment is right. I would recommend this item.
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For a toruniquet to work it must be tight enough to stop arterial blood flow. Very easy to do with this item. In the military we learned to use a strip of cloth and a stick which if done correctly works quite well and to use the patients blood to draw a + on the forehead signifying tourniquet, but this is way better.
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This or the SOF tourniquet is a key component in all of our aid kits, at home, in vehicles, in back pack, I keep a tourniquet and some quality trauma dressings handy always-sometimes help is a long way off. . .
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I rarely review an item I have not used, but there are certain items most consumers may never use it in a lifetime and can be rated based on other facts.

I rate the C-A-T Combat Application Tourniquet 5 stars based on the fact that EMTs and military personnel that I know personally recommend it, and because it is used and recommended by the United States Military.

I also rate it 5 stars since it does come with clear instructions for two-handed or single-handed use (see photos I posted), was relatively easy to use (I practiced w/o truly tightening just to get familiar with it, as I recommend everyone does), and I feel confident it would work as needed if I ever really needed it. Please keep in mind this is a "professional" medical tool and it is not recommend you use it unless you have read the instructions and you are sure you know how to use it because using a tourniquet incorrectly can due harm to the patient. As stated in the instructions, use of any tourniquet is a "last resort", only to be employed when bleeding cannot be stopped and the situation is life threatening.

I like that it has a special label you can write the time the tourniquet was applied, since this is important to make sure any tourniquet is not on for too long and the person who applied the tourniquet may not recall the time it was applied (under stress) or may not stay with the patient until the time it should be removed. This way a layman or field medic can apply it, note the time, and pass the patient off to EMTs or other medical professionals and they will be able to see how long the tourniquet has been on the patient's limb.
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