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 it completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic injury with significant bleeding.
The C-A-T® utilizes a durable windlass system with a free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the limb. Once it is tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then applied, securing it to maintain pressure during 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.
Awarded as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. Army
Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army
Used by both conventional and Special Operation forces
Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
Quickly controls life-threatening extremity bleeding
Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Designed to perform in all weather conditions
Small and cost-effective