NAR ARS for Needle Decompression (10g or 14g)


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NSN#: 6515-01-541-0635

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.

Special Features

  • 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
  • U.S. Patents D595,847 and 001002372-0001, Patent(s) Pending

Dimensions:  5.7" L x 0.7" W x 0.25" Diameter (packaged)
Weight:  0.6 oz

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Ships To U.S. Destinations Only

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.


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  • 5

    Posted by Earl on 12 31 2018

    Added to my TCCC kit

  • 5
    Decompession needle

    Posted by Dave on 10 11 2018

    I wanted one of the newer 10 ga needles and this was one of the few sites that carry it.

  • 4
    Valuable Tool

    Posted by Richard K. on 02 06 2018

    Excellent tool if it is needed. Just make sure you know what you're doing. This needle is nicely packaged in a ridged container with a little pocket clip that comes in handy for storing the needle. Only reason for 4 stars is that I have not had to use this needle. However, based on reputation of this manufacturer, it should be excellent when in use.

  • 5
    part of K-9 IFAK

    Posted by Unknown on 04 05 2017

    very happy. part of our K-9 IFAK.......

  • 5
    go to produe

    Posted by Bevi on 04 12 2016

    Enjoy doing business with rescue essentials. NAR is the only needle you need.

  • 5
    Great tool

    Posted by Carlos huerta on 02 05 2016

    This needle is a great tool for advanced management of sucking chest wounds and is a small rigid packages

  • 5
    Decompression needle

    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.

  • 5
    catheter sheathed needle

    Posted by Peter C on 03 04 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.

  • 5

    Posted by Robert Klenka on 02 11 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.