The new and improved ARS® for Needle Decompression from North American Rescue is the result of a two year collaboration with pre-hospital providers and data obtained from ongoing combat operations. Our patented design increases the likelihood of success in the management of casualties who present signs and symptoms of a tension pneumothorax. An easy opening container protects the needle from damage during deployment. Also the flash cap from the needle system has been removed to allow for immediate confirmation of placement. Through the use of Analytical Thinking, Evidence-Based Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, inherent survival stress behaviors were identified, and fail-safe characteristics implemented into the product design.
Available in 14 gauge or 10 gauge: 10 gauge is approx. 60% larger in diameter than the 14 gauge.
3.25" x 14ga or 10ga Needle/Catheter
Rugged Needle/Catheter Protective Tube
Easy ID Textured Twist Top
Flash Chamber Cap Removed for Immediate Confirmation
5.875" L x .5" W
Expiration Date: 6/2015
By ordering this item, customer warrants that they have the required training and authorizations to use this item. Rescue Essentials assumes no liability for its misuse.
Posted by Unknown on 07 19 2014
Well, what to say - one of those products you buy and pray you never actually have to use it!!! I bought this as an add in for an indivual first aid kit (IFAK) along with other products I believe should have been included in that kit. An excellent product and in a prepackage container that fit GREAT in the IFAK.
Posted by Peter C on 03 03 2014
14 guage is huge, but its a nice instrument. I like that its sealed. I ordered two just so I would be familiar with it by opening one for training and the other going into my kit. This is not a toy and should only be used by someone trained in its use. The case it much better, meaning more sturdy, than you will find in the plastic wrapped needles in the world of EMS where everything is disposable.
Posted by Robert Klenka on 02 10 2014
Great build quality with a nice length to the needle. Would be easy to find and use under stress. I keep one in all of my kits.