Noted as the best prehospital tourniquet in the February 2008 supplement of The Journal of Trauma
The 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.
The 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.
The patented 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.
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North American Rescue is proud to have several of our products receive the prestigious National Tactical Officers Association - Member Tested and Recommended designation.
In an effort to ensure product quality and innovation to its members, the NTOA has implemented a product review program through its membership. This program allows manufacturers to have their products tested in the field by the law enforcement community. Results are published on the NTOA website and in The Tactical Edge magazine.
Products up for review are distributed anonymously to pre-designated members for testing and evaluation. Products will be tested and scored in 13 possible categories on a scale of 0 to 5.
All North American Rescue products reviewed through this program exceeded the criteria in order to receive the National Tactical Officers Association - Member Tested and Recommended designation.
Latex free products contain no latex proteins and provide people with latex allergies a quality product they can use.
A European standard for medical devices, a CE Mark indicates that a device meets the requirements of the Medical Device Directive and appropriate Quality System standards.
The Fastest, Safest, Most Effective Prehospital Field Tourniquet
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
NEW Single Routing Buckle for faster application, decreased blood loss, effective slack removal, fewer windlass turns, and simplified training with single protocol application standards
Includes reinforced windlass, stabilization plate, windlass clip and writeable windlass security strap
Featuring NAR's signature Red Tip Technology® elliptical tab providing added visual clues during application