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SWAT-T Tourniquet

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name SWAT-T
EAN 0739656201102
Import Designation Made in USA
UNSPSC Code 42311500
UPC 739656201102

The SWAT-Tourniquet is a unique and multipurpose dressing. Its name provides a description for us... Read full product description



Product Features

  • The SWAT-T is a latex-free multipurpose device!
  • Tourniquet,Pressure Dressing, and Elastic Bandage
  • It has been advanced aged and heat/cold tested.
  • The SWAT-T's shelf life is a minimum of 3 years.
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003IWNOVO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #867 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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Product Description

The SWAT-Tourniquet is a unique and multipurpose dressing. Its name provides a description for usage Stretch, Wrap, and Tuck, but also the communities for whom it was developed - military and civilian Special Weapons and Tactics teams. These teams operate in an environment that has a high incidence of penetrating trauma, and most (two-thirds) of preventable deaths in the operational environment are from extremity bleeding. The SWAT-Tourniquet allows a more rapid means to control extremity bleeding and allows application higher into the groin and axilla than other tourniquets. Its ease of application is one of its greatest benefits; individuals can effectively apply it in seconds with little to no prior training. At a third of the cost and weight of other combat used tourniquets, this tourniquet should find its way forward with every tactical operator. The SWAT-T was developed by a former Operator/Medic with 14 years experience in Operational Medicine -former USAF Pararescue Journeyman (Para-Jumper or PJ)), Contractor DoJ/FBI SWAT Operations, National Registry Paramedic, and Emergency Medicine Physician. Minimum recommended operating temp. -65° F (-53° C) Maximum recommended operating temp. 180° F (82° C) Preferred long-term storage conditions cool and dry environment.

Customer Reviews

It can be self applied with one hand.
Jim
I hope I never have to actually use it, but it makes me feel better knowing it is there.
B. Smith
The product is light and easy to use on others.
Andrew

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By WB on May 27, 2011
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There seems to be a common reoccurring theme among products, especially like these, that, while common sense in the directions on how to apply... still somehow require a skill set to use properly. I've seen plenty of people apply a cat-t and soft-t that wouldn't have stopped a papercut from bleeding. Putting it on and twisting is HOW you make it tight. However, that doesn't mean that putting it on and twisting... means that it's tight. Just like this one. Wrapping it around a limb, is how you apply it. It actually has a diagram on it, that when you make the ovals/rectangles into squares/circles on it, so you know that you're stretching it tight enough. But again.... somehow something get's lost in translation. The ability for the human element to mess something up, is always prevailing. I've put a cat-t and soft-t onto myself, and tightened it down until I couldn't twist the rod anymore. That hurts, but I can do it. These, I can't get more than 3/4s wrapped (on my thigh) before the pressure is so great I feel like I'm about to crack my femur, or get a hernia. I'm not fat, but I'm 6' 220, my thighs aren't exactly slim.

pros: Versus the cat and soft-ts, *these are VERY lightweight, ridiculously so. *Can get just as tight, and in my opinion, tighter. *Requires less fine motorskills, so CAN be faster to apply when you're nervous, vs fumbling with velcro and tabs. *This has no moving parts. *And, can be applied one handed proficiently,- you wrap it around with no pressure, and then start stretching it, and it will stick to itself, and hold- start wrapping tighter. *Very unlike cat's and soft-t's, where you're a dumb*ss if you never took it out of it's wrapping, because they require preparation to be applied. These, do not.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Valhalla on May 12, 2012
So you are giving this product a single star because it doesn't hold ice packs in place? That is something that it is not even designed to do. What is your medical cert? It sounds as though you might benefit from some medical training. Even with "real tourniquets (i.e. CAT and SOF tourniquets)," after a single real-time application they should be tossed. For us, after using a tourniquet during training exercises, it will be taken out of circulation for out in the field. This product works, same with ratchet straps, bungie cords, and strips of cloth, etc. You do not need to buy a REAL tourniquet for $25, you have the ability to make you own as well. This product is great, compact, lightweight, and is able to go high in the armpit and thigh regions, where bullet holes like to hide. Trauma surgeons recommend and use this product. Oh, and as mentioned before, all tourniquets have expiration dates on them. Materials do degrade over time, and this way, fire stations, military units, and other first responder programs are able to justify purchasing more, because you can never have too much gear.
Current certs: EMT, Tactical Medic, Tactical Medic Instructor, EMT Instructor, First Responder Instructor
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jesse on January 17, 2014
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I have a CAT tourniquet but picked up one of these because I found I couldn't always get it around my arm fast enough (you train with your equipment right?). For me, throwing one of those around my arm is much faster and could achieve the same result as a CAT. Also the SWAT-T is roughly the size and weight of a deck of cards.

Pair that with the versatility -- can be used to make a compression bandage with a gauze pad, a sling, assist with splints, and so on. You can't go wrong.
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I am a paramedic, and while I've never used this specific tourniquet (we don't carry them on Chicago ambulances), I know that the military does. And I've talked with medics that have experiences with wrap tourniquets, and it's what I carry it my personal kit in my car because they are easiest to use in hectic situations. Just be sure to wrap TIGHT! For any tourniquet, it really cannot be too tight.

If you have a very, very VERY strong stomach (I mean it - VERY strong - it will scar you if you aren't a medic/nurse/doctor/cop and haven't seen severe medical trauma) you can actually see this thing in action in real life in Afghanistan on YouTube. You can literally watch it save the life of an Afghan soldier. Thanks mostly to some absolutely top-notch, unbelievably quick-responding Airborne soldiers after the young man stepped on a buried landmine (live on helmet cam).

It's an amazing video for a hundred reasons - but if you are wondering if this tourniquet works, you can see it save a life first hand on YouTube. The Sergeant in the video (himself knocked over and dazed) wraps the injured soldier's leg (literal complete amputation - which you see happen when the mine goes off) with this tourniquet. You can watch how quickly and easily it works, even with a dazed care-giver. This product save the young man's life. Hands down.

The VIDEO can be easily found on YouTube - search "ISAF SOLDIER STEPS ON LANDMINE". Like the title says, it is extremely graphic. Please, please, please do NOT search for it if you are not 100% certain you can't handle it blood and horrific war injuries. If you're a minor, do not look it up.

The tourniquet use starts around 2:00.
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