Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army. Battlefield injuries leave soldiers without a way to control hemorrhaging. The CAT quickly controls life-threatening extremity bleeding. Designed by a former soldier, the Combat Applications Tourniquet (C-A-T®), has proven 100% effective in all trials to quickly and effectively occlude arterial blood flow in both the upper and lower extremities. Awarded as one of the "Top 10 Greatest Inventions" by the U.S. Army. Not available for export.
Military: Modern military soldiers rely on the C-A-T® tourniquet to stop arm or leg blood flow due to injury on the battlefield
Law Enforcement: Police personnel as first responders use the C-A-T® tourniquet to save lives at accident scenes across the U.S.
Fire Service: Firefighters use the C-A-T® tourniquet to administer life-saving first aid for serious accident injuries
EMS: Emergency Medical Service (EMS) teams use the military tested and approved C-A-T® tourniquets for their trauma scene needs
True one-handed tourniquet used by both conventional and Special Operation forces
Can be self-applied or applied by a fellow first responder
Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Tested by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research:
C-A-T® completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage
Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper and lower extremities by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research
Durable windlass system with a free-moving internal band provides true circumferential pressure to the extremity
Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place
A hook-and-loop 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
Reinforced windlass clip and highly visible security tab includes a writeable area to record the time of application