Military Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT Tourniquet)
Modern military soldiers rely on the C-A-T® tourniquet to stop arm or leg blood flow due to injury on the battlefield.
Since 2004, the C-A-T® tourniquet has been issued to over one million military personnel. Its effectiveness as a life-saving instrument for our military soldiers on the battlefield has played a significant role in improvement of modern warfare combat injury medical care. Soldiers now take comfort in the fact that they will go to battle with a proven design combat medical care tool in their possession. They may even elect to carry 2 or more C-A-T® tourniquets with them in the event of a warfare disaster.
The C-A-T® has revolutionized battlefield care for the military user, given its ISR (Institute of Surgical Research) confirmed effective function and its lightweight (59 grams) design, less than ½ the weight of like products. Soldiers have come to rely on its compact design and ease of storage (folded 6 inch length) as they prepare to enter combat.
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How much does the Combat Application Tourniquet® weigh?
The Combat Application Tourniquet® weights in at 59 grams, less than ½ the weight of similar products.
What Tourniquet does the United States Army ISR Recommend?
[Based on the Institute of Surgical Research test results] … it is recommended that the C-A-T® be issued to each individual soldier in the United States Army.
Is the C-A-T® more comfortable than other Tourniquets?
Based on the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, pain scores (pinching and circumferential) were dramatically lower with the C-A-T® than any other strap-style device evaluated.
Where is the C-A-T® manufactured?
The Combat Application Tourniquet® is manufactured in the United States
Can the C-A-T® be operated with one hand?
Yes, the Combat Application Tourniquet® is designed to be able to be operated with just one hand, so that an injured soldier may be able to use it.
U.S. Patent No. 7,842,067; 7,892,253;
Canada Patent No. 2,569,550;
EU Patent No. 1,753,344;
Germany Patent No. 602005031888.7;
Israel Patent No. 179769;