North American Rescue Gen. 7 Combat Application Tourniquet C-A-T®


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.


Gen 7 Enhancements:

• Single routing buckle for faster application, effective slack removal, decreased blood loss, and fewer windlass turns

• Stronger windlass rod with an increased diameter and improved grip

• Reinforced windlass clip and highly visible security tab includes a writable area to record the time of application

• Stabilization plate to minimize pinching

• Red Tip Technology™ with a red elliptical tip to assist the user in locating and threading during application

• Free-moving internal band provides true evenly distributed circumferential pressure Special



• Awarded as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. Army

• The official tourniquet of the U.S. Army

• Used by both conventional and Special Operation forces

North American Rescue Gen. 7 Combat Application Tourniquet C-A-T®




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