Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT)

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The patented Combat Application Tourniquet® ( 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 patented 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 windlass retention 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.

Features:

  • Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army
  • Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
  • ‘Single Routing Buckle’ for faster application, decreased blood loss, effective slack removal, fewer windlass turns, and simplified training with single protocol application standards
  • Includes reinforced windlass, stabilization plate, windlass clip and writeable windlass security strap
  • Featuring NAR's signature Red Tip Technology® elliptical tab providing added visual clues during application

Variations:

  • Orange (Item 30-0023): EMS
  • Black (Item 30-0001): Military
  • Blue (Item 30-0033): Trainer

Specifications:

  • Latex-free
  • Open length: 37.5”
  • Product dimensions: 6.5” L x 2.4” W x 1.5” D
  • CE certified
  • Made in the USA
  • NTOA approved

 

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