Combat Application Tourniquet® (C-A-T®) (Tactical Black, Gen 7)
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The Generation 7 CAT Tourniquet has a single routing buckle system that (1) allows for extremely fast application and effective slack removal (2) Simplified training with single protocol directions for all applications.
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.The NAR C-A-T® Tourniquet Pouch makes a great carrying case to keep this life saving device close at hand.
Single Routing Buckle
- Faster application and effective slack removal resulting in decreased blood loss and fewer windlass turns to achieve arterial occlusion
- Simplified training with single protocol directions for all applications
- Increased diameter for enhanced strength
- Aggressive ribbing for improved grip
- Bilateral beveled entry for rapid windlass lock
- Bilateral buttress for added strength
- Sonic welded to clip for constant contact
- Color changed to Gray for tactical considerations (Black C-A-T Only)
- Reinforced, beveled contact bar maintains the plate's integrity and decreases skin pinching
The Combat Application Tourniquet was initially fielded by USSOCOM in 2004 then fast followed by conventional forces in 2005. In the early years of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and prior to the implementation of modern prefabricated tourniquets, the death rate from extremity exsanguination was 23.3 deaths annually. After full implementation, this number was reduced to 3.5 deaths per year, an 85% decrease in mortality. In 2005 the Combat Application Tourniquet was selected as one of the Army’s top 10 greatest inventions and is recognized as one of the foremost advancements in pre-hospital care during the GWOT with an estimated 1,850 lives saved.
Relentless comprehensive analysis of all deaths from extremity hemorrhage has resulted in evidence-based tourniquet improvements. This approach has yielded critical device improvements to include five refinements in the design of the Combat Application Tourniquet over the last decade. These enhancements were focused on maximizing the effectiveness of the device while minimizing morbidity.
Continuous interface with end-users and researchers, literature review and tourniquet applications in both real world and simulated high stress tactical environments have made it clear, that despite tremendous success, tourniquet knowledge gaps exist in the following areas (1) single verses double routing of the band (2) Importance of slack removal prior to engaging the windlass. Closing these gaps will be accomplished through device enhancements, knowledge products and focused training.
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.
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Posted by Joe on 09 28 2016
One of the best tourniquets out on the market and in tactical black. Easy application for use and for teaching.
Posted by Bevi on 04 12 2016
Simple and effective. Enjoy doing business with rescue essentials
The best tourni
Posted by Joel on 01 13 2016
Nothing but the best from Rescue Essentials! There is never any doubt as to the quality and service and price! I buy all my Stomp II items and my First Aid items from Rescue Essentials! They have everything you need to stock your kits. The delivery is fast and complete. The prices are excellent and the quality is beyond excellent. I use to visit other sites for gear but I do not now. Rescue Essentials is my one stop on-line store! I highly recommend Rescue Essentials to anyone !!!!! AAAA+++++
Easiest TQ to put on by far
Posted by Chris W. on 01 08 2016
This TQ has been the face of the commercial TQ market. Works perfectly, every time.
Best on the Market. Period
Posted by Jacob Fannin on 01 04 2016
This is hands down the best choice for TQ application.
the real deal
Posted by ED T FFEMT on 08 31 2015
was given 2 of them they turned out to be fakes who learned the hard way , the word spread around the state we all went looking at our gear almost 1/2 were bad IVE replaced mine from a better source right here /check out the u/tube and see
Hope I never have to use it!
Posted by Ted Westerman on 03 10 2015
I can't give a review, I can pass on the multiple recommendations I have received on this product. My purchase of this product is my endorsement. I carry a personal trauma kit on my person at work. The C.A.T.is my choice of tourniquets.
Recent CAT Purchase
Posted by Todd Plunkett on 10 08 2014
We have used many different tourniquets and the CAT is the only one we believe will hold up to the job. Great product. We carry the CAT in our first in bags on all our ambulances, swift water team and now each paramedic is issued a CAT for the protective body armor.
Thanks for the quality product!
These Really Work
Posted by John Cleveland on 09 30 2014
These tourniquets really work - I know - I had the occasion to actually use one last November after a hunter in Montana mistook me for a deer and put a put a 300 Win. Mag. bullet through my thigh. I lost 5 inches of my femur and a good portion of my femoral artery. Without this CAT, I would have bled out inside of five minutes. Fortunately, I was able to put the CAT on in time. It saved my life.
Great product must have for every LEO
Posted by Seaqn on 04 03 2014
I purchased this after being unhappy with a different style product. This is by far the simplest design I have tried. Simple is a good thing when life is on the line. God willing I will never need to use it but Im very happy knowing how easy it will be to self apply in an emergency.
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