Tourniquets are an essentials component of the national Stop the Blleed initiative. and Rescue Essentials is proud to offer one of the widest selections of tactical tourniquets on the web. From the Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) to the SOFTT-W to the SWAT-T, we offer solutions for any situation. Whatever your limitation – be it size, weight or cost – we have a state-of-the-art tourniquet to add to your medical rescue supplies. Tourniquets get their name from the French verb tourner (to turn). Primitive tourniquets were little more than a stick and a loop of rope or leather. By twisting (turning) the stick, the loop was tightened and the bleeding controlled.
The tourniquet has come a long way since Jean Louis Petit’s first rudimentary screw device (circa 1718) for obstructing blood flow. Today’s tactical tourniquet is fast and easy to apply and avoids most of the potential side effects of those primitive devices.
At the pinnacle of modern tourniquet technology are devices like the Generation 7 CAT Tourniquet from NAR – tested and proven by the Institute of Surgical Research of the U.S. Army – and the SOFTT-W, widely used by Special Forces. These windlass tourniquets can be applied quickly with one hand, with minimal training, and with maximum success.
On the other end of the spectrum, we carry basic, ultra-portable compression straps such as the Tourni-Kwik 4L. Designed for stopping or slowing blood loss from large wounds or arteries, this simple device can also be applied one-handed and weighs a mere 2.9 ounces.
We also offer a selection of compact, durable, and versatile tourniquet cases and holders to provide rapid access.
Bulk pricing is available on most of our tourniquets. Call 1-866-711-4843 for a quote or to get more information about the various types of devices available.