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Combat Application Tourniquet

Pre-hospital hemorrhage control and vascular access.

The Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) helps save lives from serious trauma in the field.

A true one-handed tourniquet with an impressive record, this windlass system includes a free-moving internal band for extremely effective circumferential pressure. Its unique dual securing system uses aggressive hook-and-loop for easier applications and added security.

The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical research pronounced the C.A.T. to be 100% effective in completely occluding blood flow from an extremity where a traumatic wound had significant hemorrhaging.

  • 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper and lower extremities.
  • Red elliptical tab assists the user in locating and threading during application.
  • Lightweight and rugged with easy one-handed application.
  • Designed for use in all weather conditions.
  • Highly visible security tab has a writeable area to record the time of application.


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