+ NEW Single Routing Buckle for faster application, decreased blood loss, effective slack removal, fewer windlass turns, and simplified training with single protocol application standards
+ Reinforced windlass rod with increased diameter for enhanced strength and aggressive ribbing for improved grip
+ Bilateral windlass clip for rapid windlass lock and bilateral buttress for added strength
+ Enhanced windlass strap changed to tactical gray and sonic welded to clip for constant contact providing safe windlass security and a place to document the application time
+ Reinforced stabilization plate with beveled contact bar
+ Signature red elliptical tip (Red Tip Technology®) provides visual cue during application
+ Patented free-moving internal band for true evenly distributed circumferential pressure
+ Awarded as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. Army
+ Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army
+ Used by both conventional and Special Operation forces
+ Proven to be 100% effective occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
+ True, one-handed application tourniquet
+ Quickly controls life-threatening extremity bleeding
+ Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care
+ Designed to perform in all weather conditions
+ Small and cost-effective
+ Protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067 and 7,892,253
- Packaged: L 6.5 in. x W 2.4 in. x D 1.5 in.
- Open Length: 37.5 in.
- Weight: 2.7 oz
+ Noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma
+ The patented 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.
+ The patented Combat Application Tourniquet® (C-A-T®) featuring the proprietary red tip design and the mechanical advantage of a band within a band has been the Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army since 2005. The innovations in the C-A-T® are protected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067 and 7,892,253.