Noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma
The 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 CAT Tourniquet 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.
The CAT Tourniquet is the official combat tourniquet of the US Army.
Windlass rod is twice as strong as before with an increased diameter and improved grip
Reinforced windlass clip & highly visible security tab includes a writeable area to record the time of application
Featuring NAR's Red Tip Technology® with a red elliptical tip to assist user in locating and threading during application
Awarded as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. Army
Official Combat Tourniquet of the U.S. Army
Used by both conventional and Special Operation military forces
Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research's study of military tourniquets.
True, one-handed application tourniquet Quickly controls life-threatening extremity bleeding
Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Small and cost-effective
Designed to perform in all weather conditions