- 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
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CAT Tourniquet - Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T)
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Noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma... See more product details
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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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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Authentic tourniquet not a knock off one.. hope to never have to use it.Published 1 month ago by troy knutson
This appears extremely well made with staring materials and heavy stitching. I completely trust this product to save my life, or that if one my partners. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin Lanham
This is a great thing.
I keep one in my car at all times in case of a serious accident.
You can really get a lot of pressure out of this. Read more
The best tourniquet I have seen. I hope I never have to use it.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of those items it is better to have and not need it vs need one and not have one in a life/death situation. High quality. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Craig-Northern Lower Michigan