CAT Tourniquet

When NAR began work on the C-A-T® GEN 7 they considered every element that defines a tourniquet designed for combat use. They were challenged to find the best, most forward-looking way possible to enhance performance and maximize application success.

But they didn't do this alone. Leveraging input from after action reviews, researchers, material scientists, and you, the end-user, NAR was able to create the most advanced C-A-T® to date. Every component of the C-A-T® GEN 7 is optimized for performance and reliability.

The C-A-T® GEN 7 has a single routing buckle system that (1) allows for extremely fast application and effective slack removal (2) Simplified training with single protocol directions for all applications. 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.

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C-A-T® Gen 7 Requirements Driven Enhancements: Single Routing Buckle Faster application and effective slack removal resulting in decreased blood loss and fewer windlass turns to achieve arterial occlusion Simplified training with single protocol directions for all applications Windlass Rod Increased diameter for enhanced strength Aggressive ribbing for improved grip Windlass Clip Bilateral beveled entry for rapid windlass lock Bilateral buttress for added strength Windlass Strap Sonic welded to clip for constant contact Color changed to Gray for tactical considerations (Black C-A-T Only) Stabilization Bar Reinforced, beveled contact bar maintains the plate's integrity and decreases skin pinching Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army's Institute of Surgical Research Dimensions: 6.5" L x 2.4" W x 1.5" D (packaged) Dimensions: 37.5" L (open) Weight: 2.9 oz Brief History The Combat Application Tourniquet was initially fielded by USSOCOM in 2004 then fast followed by conventional forces in 2005. In the early years of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and prior to the implementation of modern prefabricated tourniquets, the death rate from extremity exsanguination was 23.3 deaths annually. After full implementation, this number was reduced to 3.5 deaths per year, an 85% decrease in mortality. In 2005 the Combat Application Tourniquet was selected as one of the Army's top 10 greatest inventions and is recognized as one of the foremost advancements in pre-hospital care during the GWOT with an estimated 1,850 lives saved. Relentless comprehensive analysis of all deaths from extremity hemorrhage has resulted in evidence-based tourniquet improvements. This approach has yielded critical device improvements to include five refinements in the design of the Combat Application Tourniquet over the last decade. These enhancements were focused on maximizing the effectiveness of

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I've used these enough on Active-duty to appreciate having one around. This stays in it's own pouch next to my multitool.
A must for concealed carry or just in general, having one and knowing when and how to use is critical... Practice makes perfect
Prepared for 1 hand application
A well proven tourniquet, sets a high standard.
Cat Tourniquet on the way. Junk for now
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