Combat Action Tourniquet - One-Handed Tourniquet | Penn Care

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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.

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

SKU #: 02-123001

Black

By: North American Rescue  |  MPN: 30-0001
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$29.95
SKU #: 02-123023

Orange

By: North American Rescue  |  MPN: 30-0023
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$29.95
SKU #: 02-123033

Blue

By: North American Rescue  |  MPN: 30-0033
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$29.95

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SKU #: 14-48260

Case, Rigid GEN 7 for CAT Tourniquet, - Black

By: North American Rescue  |  MPN: 80-0479
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SKU #: 14-4827C

Case, Rigid GEN 7 w/ Cover for CAT Tourniquet, - Black

By: North American Rescue  |  MPN: 80-0485
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$54.49
SKU #: 14-4806BL

Holder, CAT Tourniquet, - Black

By: North American Rescue  |  MPN: 30-0057
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$17.99
SKU #: 14-4806RD

Holder, CAT Tourniquet, - Red

By: North American Rescue  |  MPN: 30-0128
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$17.99

Description

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.

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

Product Details

The Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) is one of the fastest, most effective and safest tourniquets available on the market. Made for and adopted by the US Army, many rescue, ambulance and police forces have adopted these tourniquets as well because they are so easy to use. From circumferential pressure to any extremity to a safe windlass, this can help you save lives while giving technicians a simple piece of equipment that can be applied in seconds.

Combat Application Tourniquet Product Features:

• Proven 100% effective at stopping arterial blood flow

• Easy to use with one-handed operation, even during survival and emergency situations

• Color-coded based on where the CAT will be used

• Self-adhering band that easily fits any extremity

• Red Tip Technology provides visual cues to help properly apply and secure the tourniquet

Completely Effective

A tourniquet is there to stop arterial blood flow to the chosen extremity. You need to ensure that the tourniquet is 100% effective at stopping blood, otherwise there’s no reason to use it. Since this is used for combat and rescue situations, a fair amount of research has gone into creating and testing CAT units.

According to the US Army’s Institute of Surgical Research, these tourniquets are able to effectively stop blood flow, allowing for the safe transport of any who has been injured. It’s hard to have more of a guarantee than this about the effectiveness of a product.

CAT has been made to work effectively with any extremity. It has a self-adhering band along with an adapter buckle. As a one-handed system, you’ll have no problem applying this to patients or yourself. Whether the extremity is thick or thin or whether it’s high or low on the limb, you’ll have no problem applying it.

Easy Use

The Combat Application Tourniquet is incredibly easy to use and can be applied even one-handed on yourself with little effort. Just unroll the tourniquet, apply it to the proper limb or extremity, turn the windlass and use the Velcro to apply the strap. It can all be done in less than a minute, and there are even some extra features to make this easier for technicians or soldiers to apply.

There is a reinforced windlass so that it can withstand the rigors of field use, a stabilization plate to reduced extra movement and a windlass clip that keeps it in place after turning and applying pressure. After some quick training, you’ll be able to use the tourniquet with confidence.

This is ideal for any emergency or survival situation. Fine motor skills can be difficult to maintain when you’re trying to find cover and under stress. There are no screws or difficult-to-use clips. It’s been made for simplicity.

Writable Strap

The lifesaving pressure applied by a tourniquet is essential to stop blood flow, but it must be rigorously monitored. If the tourniquet is on too long, then there can be permanent nerve damage and other problems. This is solved with the writable strap. You’ll find a white strap that you can write the time and dateso that you know exactly how long the tourniquet has been applied.

Color Coded

There are three colors available for Combat Application Tourniquets. While they are sized the same and come with all the same features and functions, the differing colors is very important for users of the CAT. You can choose between either black, orange or blue tourniquets. Black is for combat personnel while orange is for rescue teams and blue is for training. It’s all about visibility.

Orange is good for rescue teams because it’s highly visible. Medical professionals can easily locate the tourniquet and remove it when needed. Black has reduced visibility, which ensures the tourniquet won’t be spotted by enemy units. This is made to save lives, not compromise your position.

Visual Cues

Another survival benefit of the Combat Application Tourniquet unit is its use of Red Tip Technology. This means that the tip of the tourniquet, the part that must be threaded to properly secure it, is highly visible for survival situations. This makes it much easier to see the tip so that it can be applied quickly.

A small red piece might sound simple, but it has been proven to help soldiers properly apply the tourniquet during tense situations. It’s a small addition, but it’s a huge benefit.


The Combat Application Tourniquet is one of the most effective tourniquets on the market. Not only is it 100% effective at stopping blood flow, but it’s very simple to use in every situation. There are no other tourniquets this effective or useful in even the tensest situations. If you are looking for a tourniquet that is proven to work in all situations and environments, then you can put your trust in CAT.

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