NAR ARS for Needle Decompression

North American Rescue

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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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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
    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.