Noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma
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. Tests
proved that the C-A-T® completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in
the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage.
C-A-T® utilizes a durable windlass system with a patented free-moving
internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity.
Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is
locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then
applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty
evacuation. The C-A-T®’s unique dual securing system avoids the use of
screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival
stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.
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.
Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army
Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper &
lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
Featuring NAR's Red Tip Technology™ with a red elliptical tip to assist user in locating and threading during application
Reinforced windlass clip & highly visible security tab includes a writeable area to record the time of application