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C-A-T Tourniquet

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Product Description

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.


Product Enhancements:

  1. Windlass rod is twice as strong as before with an increased diameter and improved gripReinforced windlass clip & highly visible security tab includes a writeable area to record the time of applicationFeaturing NAR's Red Tip Technology® with a red elliptical tip to assist user in locating and threading during application

Special Features:

  1. Awarded as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. ArmyOfficial Tourniquet of the U.S. ArmyUsed by both conventional and Special Operation forcesProven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical ResearchTrue, one-handed application tourniquetQuickly controls life-threatening extremity bleedingRecommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty CareDesigned to perform in all weather conditionsSmall and cost-effectiveProtected by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067 and 7,892,253


  1. Packaged: L 6.5 in. x W 2.4 in. x D 1.5 in.Open Length: 37.5 in.Weight: 2.7 oz

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  • C-A-T® Tourniquet One-handed Arm Application Tutorial
    This is a video tutorial for the C-A-T® Tourniquet produced by...

C-A-T® Tourniquet One-handed Arm Application Tutorial

This is a video tutorial for the C-A-T® Tourniquet produced by North American Rescue. The tutorial explains the proper way to apply the C-A-T® Tourniquet to a upper extremity using One Hand. For more info, please visit