CAT Combat Application Tourniquet - GEN 7 (Gray Time-stamp)
- Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army.
- Dimensions: Packaged: L 6.5 in. x W 2.4 in. x D 1.5 in. Open Length: 37.5 in. Weight: 2.7 oz.
- Reinforced windlass clip & highly visible security tab includes a writeable area to record the time of application.
- U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067 and 7,892,253.
The patented C-A-T is a one-handed tourniquet. 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) features the red tip design and the mechanical
advantage of a band within a band. Stabilization Plate - Reinforced, beveled
contact bar, improved comfort.